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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'When she gets the email announcing her redundancy, Ruby Stanhope hopes to maintain the composure expected of your average London investment banker.

Instead, the next day's hangover brings two unfortunate discoveries. First, her impromptu reply to the bosses has gone viral, published everywhere from Facebook to the Financial Times. Second, she has a non-refundable, same-day ticket to Melbourne thanks to a dangerous cocktail of Victorian pinot noir, broadband internet and a dash of melancholy.

Landing in Australia, Ruby plans a quiet stay with her aunt in the Yarra Valley—but a party at the local winery results in an unexpected job offer: financial policy adviser to the Federal Leader of the Opposition.

Intrigued, Ruby heads to Melbourne for morning coffee with the Chief of Staff—and finds herself in the middle of the Treasurer's overthrow of the Prime Minister and the announcement of an early election.

Rookie Ruby, dubbed 'Roo' by her Aussie colleagues, is thrown into the campaign and spends four weeks circumnavigating Australia while trying to stay afloat in the deep end of politics. Through trial and plenty of error (including wardrobe malfunctions, media mishaps and a palate for unsavoury men) she finds passion, not just a flair, for her new career.

With its light touch and deft comic instincts, Campaign Ruby is a delightful combination of fashion, faux pas and the unexpected fun of federal politics.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • While window shopping on New Bond Street
    during one of my career crisis, Mum turned to me
    with love in her eyes and said, 'Just write something.'
    So I did, and dedicate this book book to her.
  • Reading Group Guide available through the Text Publishing website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2010 .
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      Extent: 324p.
      ISBN: 9781921656576 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Fame and Fortune Mike Bruce , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 January 2012; (p. 8-11)
Fictional Warrior Set for Round Two with PM Rosanne Barrett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 October 2011; (p. 1,6)
Rudd Sees Red over Ruby Error Tristan Swanwick , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 October 2011; (p. 35)
Rudd Channels Politics Again Caroline Overington , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 October 2011; (p. 3)
Rudd's Ruby Revives Her Political Mojo Judith Ireland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 3)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Author's Family Ties Disguised Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2010; (p. 7)
An announcement about the forthcoming first novel by Jessica Rudd, the daughter of Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
In a Parallel Universe, Another Rudd Hits the Book Promotion Trail Christine Jackman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 June 2010; (p. 3)
Political Murder, She Wrote Caroline Overington , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 June 2010; (p. 1, 4)
Discusses the striking similarities between the events in Jessica Rudd's novel and the actual circumstances of Kevin Rudd's replacement as leader of the Australian Labor Party in June 2010.
Rudd Book Has Tongues Wagging Jessica Wright , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 August 2010; (p. 7)
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo Vanessa Woods 2010 single work autobiography ; Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Puff Goes the Campaign Charlotte Harper , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 August 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Perfect Timing Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 August 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Stranger Than Fiction Nikki Barrowclough , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 10-13) Good Weekend , 14 August 2010; (p. 16-18-, 20, 23)
Another Rudd Hits the Campaign Trail Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Make Mine Out to 'Dear Ex-PM' Natasha Bita , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 2010; (p. 5)
The Politics of Publicity Matthew Condon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
The Poll a Rudd Had to Have Natasha Stott Despoja , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Rudds Turn Campaign Plot into a Joyous Tear-Jerker Lisa Martin , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 August 2010; (p. 1)
Plot Imitating Life for Rudd Jose Borghino , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo Vanessa Woods 2010 single work autobiography ; Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Puff Goes the Campaign Charlotte Harper , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 August 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Perfect Timing Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 August 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Another Rudd Hits the Campaign Trail Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
The Politics of Publicity Matthew Condon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
The Poll a Rudd Had to Have Natasha Stott Despoja , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Plot Imitating Life for Rudd Jose Borghino , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Chick Lit Stephanie Pegler , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 August 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Review Raili Simojoki , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Big Issue , 31 August - 13 September no. 362 2010; (p. 41)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Party Girl Phil Brown , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 8 - 14 September no. 800 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Untitled Amy Baillieu , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 54)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jo Case , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Author's Family Ties Disguised Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2010; (p. 7)
An announcement about the forthcoming first novel by Jessica Rudd, the daughter of Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
In a Parallel Universe, Another Rudd Hits the Book Promotion Trail Christine Jackman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 June 2010; (p. 3)
Political Murder, She Wrote Caroline Overington , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 June 2010; (p. 1, 4)
Discusses the striking similarities between the events in Jessica Rudd's novel and the actual circumstances of Kevin Rudd's replacement as leader of the Australian Labor Party in June 2010.
Rudd Book Has Tongues Wagging Jessica Wright , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 August 2010; (p. 7)
Stranger Than Fiction Nikki Barrowclough , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 10-13) Good Weekend , 14 August 2010; (p. 16-18-, 20, 23)
Make Mine Out to 'Dear Ex-PM' Natasha Bita , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 2010; (p. 5)
Rudds Turn Campaign Plot into a Joyous Tear-Jerker Lisa Martin , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 August 2010; (p. 1)
Campaign Jessica Jo Case (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 39)
Fictional Warrior Set for Round Two with PM Rosanne Barrett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 October 2011; (p. 1,6)
Rudd Sees Red over Ruby Error Tristan Swanwick , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 October 2011; (p. 35)
Rudd Channels Politics Again Caroline Overington , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 October 2011; (p. 3)
Rudd's Ruby Revives Her Political Mojo Judith Ireland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 3)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Fame and Fortune Mike Bruce , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 January 2012; (p. 8-11)
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