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A nice cup of tea
Celia Imrie
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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 FranceThe 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 Mosaque, 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 Mosaque. 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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Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress. She is known for her film roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls and Nanny McPhee.
Celia Imrie has recently starred in the major films Bridget Jones's Baby, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Year by the Sea and A Cure for Wellness. In 2016 she also appeared in FX's new comedy series Better Things, and returned to the stage in King Lear at The Old Vic.
2017 so far has seen Celia Imrie appear in psychological horror A Cure For Wellness. Celia Imrie is the author of an autobiography, The Happy Hoofer, and two top ten Sunday Times bestselling novels, Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It).

Praise for the Nice series: 'Fun … Her work has definite joie de vivre and a sunny, good-natured feel
Daily Mail - Wendy Holden

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
Good Housekeeping - Helen Lederer

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

Celia Imrie reveals herself to be a gifted novelist … Witty and engaging

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 les flottantes with crme anglaise

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