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Not Quite Nice
Author: Celia Imrie

ISBN: 9781408867679
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 March 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5
A charmingly funny debut novel about the joys and challenges of retiring abroad, from a star of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, timed to publish alongside the theatrical release of the film's sequel

Forced into early retirement and fed up with babysitting her demanding daughter's bratty children, fifty-nine-year-old Theresa is desperate for a change. Impulsively switching her town house in Highgate for a charming seaside flat, she makes the daunting but life-affirming move to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice.

With its impressive villas and a shimmering cerulean sea, Bellevue-sur-Mer sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. Once home to countless artistic and literary visitors, nowadays the small town is home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of foreigners with plenty of expat Brits among them. There's Carol, the infinitely glamorous American heiress, and her doting husband, David; the erstwhile British TV star Sally; the effervescent Guy and his partner, Gary; the ferocious business woman Sian and her wayward...

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