A Nice Cup of Tea

A Nice Cup of Tea

by Celia Imrie (Author)

Synopsis

The witty and enchanting third novel from the well-loved actress and Sunday Times--bestselling author of Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It) follows the hilarious antics of a group of retired expats in the South of France The beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La Mosaique, a divine little restaurant. But there is trouble in paradise: the friends are desperately struggling to make ends meet, and when the much hoped for sale of their Picasso mosaic falls through they realise it will take every bit of their talent and gumption to save La Mosaique. But with fussy customers, obnoxious cruise parties and a failing delivery van, it's certainly not going to be easy. On top of this, Theresa and Sally have their own distractions. Theresa's teenage granddaughter has gone missing, and the chap she's run off with sounds distinctly unsavoury; plus she's getting mysterious phone calls, and the strong sense that someone's watching her. Meanwhile, Sally's run into the Markhams: a grisly husband and wife pair of luvvies from her acting days, whose jibes are enough to send her on an ill-advised search for the limelight...

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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 16 May 2019

ISBN 10: 1408883260
ISBN 13: 9781408883266
Book Overview: The witty and enchanting fourth novel from the well-loved actress and Sunday Times--bestselling author of Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It) follows the hilarious antics of a group of retired expats in the South of France

Media Reviews
Praise for the Nice series: `Fun ... Her work has definite joie de vivre and a sunny, good-natured feel -- Wendy Holden * Daily Mail *
A hugely enjoyable romp of a novel with eccentric characters, a delightful background and a savoury tang of crime -- Katie Fforde
With its lively plot and eccentric characters, this is a light-hearted, fun read * Daily Express *
A very witty novel by a very witty woman. Hugely entertaining -- Julian Fellowes
A warm, light-hearted, fast-paced tale that fans of Peter Mayle will enjoy -- Joanne Harris
Utterly delicious in every way -- Joanna Lumley
A delicious piece of entertainment ... The characters are a hoot and their antics are hilarious; even better, Theresa is a fabulous cook and Imrie includes the recipes of her signature dishes * The Times *
Wonderful and very amusing -- Helen Lederer * Good Housekeeping *
Sunny and funny ... A keenly observed, rollicking tale of mature expats reinventing themselves on the French Riviera * Mail on Sunday *
In a delicious touch, the action is punctuated with recipes for the local dishes that are cooked by the characters so that readers can, if they wish, cook along with the action * Daily Telegraph *
It's lots of fun, with adventure at a certain age as its driving force, and sun-kissed recipes * Sainsbury's Magazine *
A comic caper set among the tangled lives of a group of expats in a southern French village * Observer *
Celia Imrie reveals herself to be a gifted novelist ... Witty and engaging * Choice *
A pacy, light-hearted romp around the Riviera ... Imrie is on a roll with her Nice stories: they're sharp, witty, with a nice plot twist and, like her recipes, leave you with an appetite for more * Scotland on Sunday *
Peppered with local dishes, the novels are as light and frothy as the iles flottantes with creme anglaise * Guardian *
Author Bio
Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress. She is known for her film roles in The Best, and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotels, Calendar Girls, Nanny McPhee, Bridget Jones, Absolutely Fabulous, Year by the Sea, A Cure for Wellness, Finding Your Feet and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She has recently appeared on TV in FX's comedy series Better Things, and onstage in King Lear at The Old Vic. Celia Imrie is also the author of her autobiography, The Happy Hoofer, and two top ten Sunday Times bestselling novels, Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It). www.celiaimrie.info @CeliaImrie