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The enchanting new novel from the wildly popular actress and bestselling author of Not Quite Nice, Nice Work (If You Can Get It) and Sail Away, follows the hilarious antics of a group of retired expats in the South of France…

Bloomsbury is giving away sets of 10 copies for reading groups to read, enjoy, and review!

On top of that, one lucky book club will also receive a hamper of delicious French food and drink to enjoy with their group. To enter, just email Ella.Harold@Bloomsbury.com and let us know why your group can’t wait to read the new novel from Celia Imrie!


The 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 Mosaïque, 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 Mosaïque. But with fussy customers, obnoxious cruise parties and a failing delivery van, it’s certainly not going to be easy…

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