Everything you wanted to know about France but were too afraid to ask... At eighteen Lucy Wadham abandoned England and fell into the arms of a Frenchman. Twenty-five years later, having married, had children, and divorced in France, Lucy is perfectly placed to explore the differences between our two countries. Here she examines every aspect of French life - from sex and adultery to money, happiness, race and politics - in this funny and engrossing account of our most intriguing neighbour.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but at least Nicci has one last chance to make a difference before she goes. She's decided to leave letters, giving her most treasured possessions to her closest friends. To her single friend Mona she bequeaths her husband David. To childless Jo, Nicci leaves the care of her three-year-old twin daughters. To Lizzie she leaves her prized garden.
Erin O'Leary is a journalist sent to Dartmoor to hide from Russian assassins because of her latest controversial story. Surrounded by enigmatic neighbors who all have something to hide, and amidst rumors of a ghost tending its own grave, Erin is eager to hole up for the winter. But when people start getting killed, Erin realizes her winter won't be so boring after all.