Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie

Not Quite Nice

By Celia Imrie

  • Release Date: 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings
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Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice.

With its beautiful villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. 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 infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile 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…


  • Not quite nice

    By Dollydev
    Loved this audio - very low key but a pleasant listen to on my long hours dog walking and being of that age it hit home a lot
  • Not Quite Nice

    By Allipem
    Really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down, read it in an afternoon/evening. In fact I wish I hadn't read it then I could read it all over again! I'm of the age of most of the characters in the book and can relate to the parent/child relationship, perhaps not as extreme as some of the relationships here! I recommend you read it.