Not Quite Nice
Author: Imrie, Celia Published 14/01/2016 | Paperback / softback
195 x 128 x 20 | 252g
‘A funny, spirited read’ – Daily Mail’A hugely enjoyable romp of a novel’ – Katie Fforde’Utterly delicious in every way’ – Joanna LumleyTheresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement and fed up with babysitting her bossy daughterâ€™s obnoxious children, she sells her house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice.
Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. Thereâ€™s Carol, the glamorous American and her doting husband David; the British TV star Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine â€“ and the suave Brian who catches Theresaâ€™s eyeâ€¦ As Theresa settles to the gentle rhythm of seaside life she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. However, life is never quite as simple as it seems and as skeletons start to fall out of several closets, Theresa begins to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appearedâ€¦ Praise for the Nice seriesâ€¦ â€˜Her work has definite joie de vivreâ€™ – Wendy Holden, Daily Mail â€˜Hugely enjoyableâ€™ – Katie Fforde â€˜Utterly deliciousâ€™ – Joanna Lumley â€˜Warm, light-hearted, fast-pacedâ€™ – Joanne Harris â€˜Hugely entertainingâ€™ – Julian Fellowes â€˜Such a charming rompâ€™ – Fern Britton â€˜A shaft of early summer sunshineâ€™ – Daily Mail ‘A delicious piece of entertainment’ – The Times