Thursday, 4 December 2014

Fictional Characters in Panto: The Christmas Party as Cinderella by Carole Matthews

It would appear that Cinderella is a popular choice when thinking about pantomimes so it was no surprise to find that it was chosen by bestselling author Carole Matthews for today's festive feature.

My favourite pantomime is Cinderella as I do love a happy ending. My current book is a perfect setting for a pantomime as it takes place at an office party - the modern equivalent, I suppose, of Cinderella's ball. 

My Cinderella would be Louise Young, a single mum who's just joined the working world again and has a good job at a corporate headquarters. But her boss, Tyler Benson, is tricky. He'd be my pantomime baddie - perfect for people to boo and hiss. Some of the things he gets up to are truly terrible. 

The Ugly Sisters would be Kirsten Benson, Tyler's wife and Melissa Harvey, the Chairman's wife - both brittle, battle-scarred women who see Louise as a threat. 

My Prince Charming comes in the shape of upcoming corporate star, Josh Wallace. Will Josh be the one to guide Louise through the dangers of the office party and make sure that Tyler Benson gets his comeuppance? 

The Christmas Party is a Top Ten Sunday Times bestseller.

Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can't keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh Wallace.

Louise usually says no to evenings out but she's decided to let her hair down tonight. It's the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she's looking forward to some champagne and fun. She's completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party - until she's pulled into those games herself . . .

I'm currently behind on my reading and reviewing schedule but one of the books top of my reading list this December is The Christmas Party which I'll hopefully be reviewing within the next week.

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