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Not Quite Nice

(2015)
(The first book in the Bellevue-Sur-Mer series)
A novel by

 
 
'A funny, spirited read' - Daily Mail
'A hugely enjoyable romp of a novel' - Katie Fforde
'Utterly delicious in every way' - Joanna Lumley

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement and fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice.

Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There's Carol, the glamorous American and her doting husband David; the British TV star Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine – and the suave Brian who catches Theresa's eye…

As Theresa settles to the gentle rhythm of seaside life she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. However, life is never quite as simple as it seems and as skeletons start to fall out of several closets, Theresa begins to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared…

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"A very witty novel by a very witty woman. Hugely entertaining." - Julian Fellowes

"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


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1726 : UK Hardback
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Title: Not Quite Nice
Author(s): Celia Imrie
ISBN: 1-4088-4687-X / 978-1-4088-4687-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Quite Nice
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ISBN: 1-4088-6029-5 / 978-1-4088-6029-8 (UK edition)
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4088-4689-6 / 978-1-4088-4689-6 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Quite Nice (Large Print Edition)
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ISBN: 1-4712-9599-0 / 978-1-4712-9599-7 (UK edition)
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Not Quite Nice
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ISBN: 1-63286-032-5 / 978-1-63286-032-3 (USA edition)
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2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Quite Nice
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ISBN: 1-4088-6767-2 / 978-1-4088-6767-9 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Not Quite Nice
Author(s): Celia Imrie
ISBN: 1-4894-6129-9 / 978-1-4894-6129-2 (Australia edition)
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October 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Not Quite Nice
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ISBN: 1-4894-6128-0 / 978-1-4894-6128-5 (Australia edition)
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Not Quite Nice
Author(s): Celia Imrie
ISBN: 1-5226-1426-5 / 978-1-5226-1426-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Not Quite Nice
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December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Not Quite Nice
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December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Not Quite Nice
Author(s): Celia Imrie
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February 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Not Quite Nice
Author(s): Celia Imrie
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