How can a woman so capable at work be so useless at getting a man?

Kennington, London, 1998

The Countess of Kennington awakes one morning after a heavy night and realises it all has to stop.

She has to stop drinking her problems away. She has to stop acting irresponsibly. And she has to stop obsessing over the MSL: the Man She Loves.

But things are often easier said than done, and when she discovers the MSL is attending a conference where she is presenting, she cannot hold back her burgeoning hopes.

In a Sex In the City meets Toy Story scenario, the Countess lives in an unusual household where her chief confidantes, known as the accessories, are a collection of beloved handbags, a beautiful sheepskin coat and her teddy bear who provide her with support and advice.

As the conference gets underway, the Countess tries hard to focus on work, but encouraged by the accessories, she cannot resist the draw of the MSL.

The bags might talk but this is no kids book…

Some recent Amazon reviews:

“I loved this book it is quirky funny different but with a good romantic story line. I usually only read a few pages at night but finished this book in a week it’s definitely a page turner. Can’t wait for the next one or even the movie”

“I absolutely loved Tales of the Countess. I couldn’t put it down & might even have got a tad emotional towards the end.It’s different, quirky, excellently written & perfect for the times we’re in.”

“I absolutely loved reading this book the handbags come alive and so much fun . I look forward to reading the next book . Would recommend this book”

“Really enjoyed the quirky style of talking handbags and teddies. Not what I was expecting but thoroughly recommend. Looking forward to the next one!”

Tales of the Countess is a highly original chicklit novel by British author Cali Bird, about the need to find happiness in yourself before you get your man.

Buy it now for the perfect piece of romantic escapism.