Age-range: teen/young adult ‘Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live and go to school and play and sleep – sometimes with each other. We’re smart, we’ve inherited classic good looks, and we know how to party. It’s a luxe life, but someone’s got to live it.’ The Gossip Girl series is the ultimate in glamour and cool – set in New York’s glamorous Upper East Side the narrative follows the thrills and spills ( with Jimmy Choo shoes and shopping at Barneys mixed in along the way) of its richest and most beautiful teenage residents. ‘Gossip Girl’ is the ultimate in sophistication, scandal and luxury – in fact if Carrie Bradshaw of ‘Sex and the City’ had a younger sister, there is no doubt she would be ‘Gossip Girl’! Publisher’s Weekly is quoted: ‘Gossip Girl has the effect of gossip itself – once you enter it’s hard to extract yourself; teens will devour this whole’. We will be publishing the series at regular intervals throughout 2003 with a high profile, energetic and suitably cutting-edge marketing campaign. This deliciously catty and engrossing series will be the spicy vanguard for Bloomsbury pushing the boundaries into young adult fiction.