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Somewhere on the French Riviera, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and Cannes' red carpets, lies the sleepy town of Bellevue-Sur-Mer. Sheltered from the glittering melee, it is home to many an expat - although it hasn't proved as peaceful as expected.

Now an enterprising band of retirees has resolved to show it's never too late to start afresh and open a restaurant. Snapping up a local property and throwing themselves into preparations, Theresa, Carol, William and Benjamin's plans are proceeding unnervingly well. But when Theresa encounters a mysterious intruder, she begins to wonder what secrets the building is concealing.

Meanwhile Sally, an actress who fled the stage to live in quiet anonymity, has decided not to be involved. She's far too busy anyway, shepherding around a gaggle of A-listers, including a suave Russian with a superyacht and a penchant for her company.

As the razzmatazz of the Cannes Film Festival penetrates Bellevue-Sur-Mer, its inhabitants become entangled in a complex pattern of love triangles and conflicting business interests, and something starts to feel distinctly oeuf. Finding themselves knee-deep in suspicion and skullduggery, the restaurateurs realise they can no longer tell who's nasty and who's nice.

©2016 Celia Imrie (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • GBinLondon
  • 08-02-16

Looking forward to more in the series

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Delightful read, very entertaining with all of the plots and subplots that go on in each character's life and the celebrities and villains who descend upon this small town. It makes me want to move there myself and be a part of this interesting ex-pat community.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-24-17

couldn't get through it

despite having listened to the 1st book in this short series, I struggled with this book and just couldn't keep going with it. storyline became too boring and the narration wasn't strong enough for me to keep me going. such a shame. I found the pauses in the storytelling just too annoying and it didn't have the flow.

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  • Wendy Price
  • 02-04-17

Nice work

Celia Imrie is a great storyteller. Her over-the-top characters are amusing and the story itself is a "nice" bit of escapism. However, I found Sally a bit tiresome in this, she must have smelled a rat when Stani? told her she was charming and WITTY ! Sally WITTY - Life's much to serious. Thanks Celia we're looking forward to the next adventure

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  • LivingWithYarn
  • 01-20-17

Just marvellous and so much fun.

Beautifully read, with enthusiasm and mischief. Attention to all the little details that matter, without slowing things down. Nice escapism.

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  • Miss R
  • 01-14-17

Nice book if you can get it

Another brilliant piece of work by the wonderful Celia, this is the follow on from Not Quite Nice . This book brings us up to date with Sally, Theresa and all the other characters who are chasing their dreams of !living in the sun in a town in France .
The pace is perfect as is the storyline , a grown up Enid Blyton, Five go off to France ,this book is funny , with the right amount of mystery and the story line is fabulous with all the trials and tribulations of a an ex pat community and family mixed in for good measure .

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  • Ms V. John
  • 01-12-17

Nice Work If You Can Get It

I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to NotQuite Nice! Celia Imrie describes the characters in such a way that you feel as though they're old friends, and you can't wait to hear what will happen to them next. Love the twists and intrigue - this is everybit as excellent as her 1st novel. can't wait for another!

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  • pixie
  • 10-18-16

charming!

love the two books by Celia Imrie...fun and pacy stories with very life like characters. The recipes sprinkled throughout are lovely abd I must admit I have pintrest a few! Beautifully read by the author too...a joy! Hope there is a 3rd book!

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  • MandyM
  • 10-08-16

Not bad, bit not great either

Celia needs to lay off the tendency to write lists rather than describe things. The book, and its narration were a tad dull, but then I think her characterisation usually benefits from the visual, rather than just the oratory, which is why this book doesn't quite work.

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  • Judi
  • 09-25-16

Another cracking yarn

An excellent yarn with just enough intrigue to stop it being altogether too 'nice'. I do like happy endings and I hope we shall hear more from the crew at Bellvue sur Mer.

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  • Mrs
  • 08-17-16

A superb sequel

A lovely continuation of the mismatched expat group - they almost feel like old friends. Celia Imrie's narration brings her characters to life with a warmth that can only be afforded by the author.
Thoroughly good fun!

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