Not Quite Nice

Not Quite Nice

by Celia Imrie (Author)


Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her house and moves to a picture-perfect town, just outside Nice. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, Bellevue-Sur-Mer is now home to the odd movie star and, as Theresa discovers, a close-knit set of expats. Settling to the gentle rhythm of the seaside, Theresa embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. But life is never as simple as it seems, and when skeletons fall out of several closets, Theresa starts to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared ...



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Published: 14 Jan 2016

ISBN 10: 1408846896
ISBN 13: 9781408846896
Book Overview: A gloriously funny and charming debut novel about the joys and challenges of living abroad from one of the nation's best-loved actresses

Media Reviews
A hugely enjoyable romp of a novel with eccentric characters, a delightful background and a savoury tang of crime * Katie Fforde *
A warm, light-hearted, fast-paced tale that fans of Peter Mayle will enjoy * Joanne Harris *
A very witty novel by a very witty woman. Hugely entertaining * Julian Fellowes *
Utterly delicious in every way * Joanna Lumley *
A sunny, funny debut novel ... a keenly observed, rollicking tale of mature expats reinventing themselves on the French Riviera * Mail on Sunday *
This debut from national treasure actress Celia perfectly captures the colour of ex-pat life and the glitz and glamour of the South of France. A shaft of early summer sunshine, a funny, spirited read * Daily Mail *
It's lots of fun, with adventure at a certain age as its driving force, and sun-kissed recipes as chapter breaks * Sainsbury's Magazine *
Author Bio
Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress. She is best known for her film roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls and Nanny McPhee. On stage, she won Best Actress in a Musical for Acorn Antiques: The Musical and was nominated for Best Actress inNoises Off. Celia Imrie's upcoming films are A Cure for Wellness, Year by the Sea and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, all due for release in 2016. Her autobiography, The Happy Hoofer, was published in 2011. @CeliaImrie