Catherine Alliott, bestselling author of A Rural Affair and A Crowded Marriage , tells a hilarious story about the perils of helping someone in need in The Old-Girl Network . Finding true loves a piece of cake - as long as you're looking for someone else's true love...Polly McLaren is young, scatty and impossibly romantic. She works for an arrogant and demanding boss, and has a gorgeous if never-there-when-you-need-him boyfriend. But the day a handsome stranger recognises her old school scarf, her life is knocked completely off kilter. Adam is American, new to the country and begs Polly's help in finding his missing fiance. Over dinner at the Savoy, she agrees - the girls of St Gertrude's look out for one another. However, the old-girl network turns out to be a spider's web of complications and deceit in which everyone and everything Polly cares about is soon hopelessly entangled. The course of true love never did run smooth. But no one said anything about ruining your life over it. And it's not even Polly's true love...Step into Alliott country with The Old-Girl Network . Praise for Catherine Alliott: Possibly my favourite writer . (Marian Keyes). Alliott's joie de vivre is irresistible . ( Daily Mail ). Catherine Alliott is the author of twelve bestselling novels: A Crowded Marriage , A Married Man , Not That Kind of Girl , Going Too Far , The Old-Girl Network , Olivia's Luck , Rosie Meadows Regrets... , The Wedding Day , The Real Thing , The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton , One Day in May , A Rural Affair . She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.