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  1. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is the first book I have read by Celia Imrie and it is a charming and engaging comic affair It revolves around a group of eccentric ex pats and their friends and families living in the picturesque Bellevue Sur Mer on the French Riviera The author has a real feel and talent in creating wonderful characters that you care about The pacing of the novel is assured as are the comic elements In many ways the story resembles some of the movies which Ms Imrie has starred in It is the reason I f This is the first book I have read by Celia Imrie and it is a charming and engaging comic affair It revolves around a group of eccentric ex pats and their friends and families living in the picturesque Bellevue Sur Mer on the French Riviera The author has a real feel and talent in creating wonderful characters that you care about The pacing of the novel is assured as are the comic elements In many ways the story resembles some of the movies which Ms Imrie has starred in It is the reason I felt that this novel would translate easily into a Brit film.We have William and Ben, a gay couple, the transsexual Carol and kind hearted Theresa enter a joint venture to try and get a restaurant off the ground The enterprise runs into all kinds of roadblocks that include nefarious characters Will the restaurant open on time and be successful Sally finds herself falling for a wealthy Russian and trying to cope with a past acquaintance, Jackie, who is staying with her Jackie is promoting her film in Cannes and trying to secure funding for a movie Interspersed throughout are the fireworks and mayhem over the varied relationships, past and present, involving the cast of characters and their friends and families Criminal elements impact the lives of the Bellevue crowd lending suspense and intrigue to the novel.This is a fun and entertaining read The location is great and carries that lovely French Riviera vibe All in all, this is a smashing light hearted story which I loved Many thanks to Bloomsbury for a copy of the book


  2. Bookread2day Bookread2day says:

    A must buy must read I couldn t put this book down.I loved every page and every character I enjoyed reading about the atmosphere at the glitzy red carpet Cannes Film Festival It appears that Celia Imrie certainly knows how write an excellent story In the town of Bellevue Sur Mer a group of English friends want to open up a restaurant Theresa, Carol William and Benjamin seem to run into one trouble after the other with the French laws A mysterious intruder wants something from all the frien A must buy must read I couldn t put this book down.I loved every page and every character I enjoyed reading about the atmosphere at the glitzy red carpet Cannes Film Festival It appears that Celia Imrie certainly knows how write an excellent story In the town of Bellevue Sur Mer a group of English friends want to open up a restaurant Theresa, Carol William and Benjamin seem to run into one trouble after the other with the French laws A mysterious intruder wants something from all the friends who are now running the restaurant Sally had given up her acting life and now lived happily in Bellevue Sur Mer Jackie Westwood had always called herself Sally s bestfreiend, and turns up on Sally s door step with her suitcase to stay at Sally s place A rich Russian man claims his love for Sally The twist in the story took me by surprise What to look forward to love triangles, conflicting business interests and suspicion Nice Work If You Can Get it is truthfully a novel not to miss out on


  3. Rosalind Rosalind says:

    I couldn t finish this I read over half the book, and kept hoping for some kind of surprise, but none came The characters are setting up a new restaurant, and it annoyed me how everything kept falling into place for them so easily there was nothing gripping about the story An easy reading book, probablyfor retired people than somebody with young children I just couldn t relate to it.


  4. Debbie Debbie says:

    This was a fun and entertaining read It had the glitz and glamour of Cannes, the excitement of 4 ex pats opening a restaurant, the suspense of someone breaking in at night and a millionaire or was he Russian vying for everyone s trust and attention It just had a little bit of everything.A lighthearted read that was refreshing to read after reading about five mystery thrillers and one true crime book It came around just in time The characters were mostly fun and there were definitely some l This was a fun and entertaining read It had the glitz and glamour of Cannes, the excitement of 4 ex pats opening a restaurant, the suspense of someone breaking in at night and a millionaire or was he Russian vying for everyone s trust and attention It just had a little bit of everything.A lighthearted read that was refreshing to read after reading about five mystery thrillers and one true crime book It came around just in time The characters were mostly fun and there were definitely some laughs There were also some quirky ones and some that would definitely get on my nerves if I had to spend a lot time with them All in all it was just a fun and enjoyable read that I certainly loved.Thanks to Bloomsbury for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e galley in exchange for an honest review


  5. Clare Clare says:

    Listened to in audio format.Nice Work if you can get it is the sequel to Celia Imrie s debut book Not Quite Nice I loved Not Quite Nice and was excited to find I already had Nice Work on my TBR list.Nice Work is about the ex pat community of Bellevue Sur Mer Friends Carol, William and Ben had decided to open their own restaurant in the village Theresa and Sally were undecided about investing their life savings Sally decided not to go ahead which left Theresa unable to refuse and became a p Listened to in audio format.Nice Work if you can get it is the sequel to Celia Imrie s debut book Not Quite Nice I loved Not Quite Nice and was excited to find I already had Nice Work on my TBR list.Nice Work is about the ex pat community of Bellevue Sur Mer Friends Carol, William and Ben had decided to open their own restaurant in the village Theresa and Sally were undecided about investing their life savings Sally decided not to go ahead which left Theresa unable to refuse and became a partner.Carol was lucky enough to found an ex gift shop owned by a lady with links to the mafia As the group started to decorate the restaurant strange things started occurring First Theresa found a stranger peering through the windows Then someone broke into the restaurant looking for something One morning Carol arrived at the restaurant to find a horse s head by the door What was the stranger looking for Meanwhile Theresa was contacted by Jackie an actress who appeared with her in rep Jackie had appeared in a short film which would be showing at Cannes Also Theresa met a mysterious Russian billionaire when she collected his yacht Stanislav is her dream man, when he proposes she contemplates leaving Bellevue Sur Mer.I enjoyed this book but not as much as Not Quite Nice I like Theresa and I was sorry she was wasn t in the restaurant storyline.However I was glad Imogen, Sian and Ted appeared in the story, it was like meeting old friends I absolutely loved Destiny the footballers wife I had to laugh when Destiny saw a sign for pizza and told Theresa look they used the English word.Nice Work was a fabulous read and it made a nice change that the leading characters were in their sixties and seventies I am glad the third book in the series A nice cup of tea will be released soon.I recommend this light hearted read


  6. Vanessa-Ann Dowsett Vanessa-Ann Dowsett says:

    I loved this book and Celia herself narrates it There are a lot of characters but this is not confusing Her descriptions of places, scenes and episodes left me wanting , laughing and annoyed with those who believe that the whole world should listen to their voice and theirs alone The story is well balanced and I highly recommend this book.


  7. Damaskcat Damaskcat says:

    I read the first novel by Celia Imrie Not Quite Nice and really enjoyed it so I was pleased to see there was a second one about the same characters The small group of ex pats who have taken up residence in the small town of Bellevue Sur Mer, not far from Nice and Cannes, decide that they are too energetic to put their feet up and enjoy the weather and their leisure They decide to open a restaurant This makes them unpopular with the local restaurant owners but they are determined to go ahe I read the first novel by Celia Imrie Not Quite Nice and really enjoyed it so I was pleased to see there was a second one about the same characters The small group of ex pats who have taken up residence in the small town of Bellevue Sur Mer, not far from Nice and Cannes, decide that they are too energetic to put their feet up and enjoy the weather and their leisure They decide to open a restaurant This makes them unpopular with the local restaurant owners but they are determined to go ahead in spite of Sally having an unwelcome visitor, Carol being evicted from her house, and William and Benjamin constantly falling out with each other and all the rest as well Theresa is the chef and is enjoying herself trying out new combinations of French and English cooking ready for the restaurant opening and Sally has stumbled across some former showbiz contacts, in the area for the film festival, to give the restaurant some publicity But naturally not all is plain sailing and the friends once again stumble across crime as well as finding themselves in the middle of some very complex personal relationships.I really enjoyed this second novel featuring the characters in Bellvue Sur Mer There is plenty going on in the story and some of the incidents are really funny The characters are well drawn love the footballer and his wife, Destiny, and the mysterious Russian billionaire If you want a light hearted romp to read on the beach or on a wet summer afternoon then this would be a really good choice The book is well written and the story flows nicely I thought the dialogue was good too I can also recommend the audio book read by the author


  8. Mandy Radley Mandy Radley says:

    Not as good as Celia s previous novel Not Quite Nice In the second book we again meet the band of expats who decide to join together and open a small bistro Fought with problems, not much money, mystery intruders, Italian mobsters and Russian drug dealers, this book has it all Very entertaining holiday read.


  9. Veronica Veronica says:

    I love this series so far The characters are soo wacky, witty, and fun These are the people I would love to retire and spend the rest of my life with Finally a book with middle aged characters living their life after retirement. Now I want to visit South of France


  10. Mandy Mandy says:

    Light amusing read.Pop Sugar Challenge written by someone you admire


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Nice Work [KINDLE] ❧ Nice Work ❤ Celia Imrie – Thomashillier.co.uk The second novel from the well loved actress and Sunday Times bestselling author ofNot Quite Nice, Celia Imrie Somewhere on the French Riviera, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and Cannes redcarpets, The second novel from the well loved actress and Sunday Times bestselling author ofNot Quite Nice, Celia Imrie Somewhere on the French Riviera, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and Cannes redcarpets, lies the town of Bellevue Sur Mer, home to an energetic band of expat retirees who have resolved to show it s never too late to start afresh, and open a restaurantBut as the razzmatazz of 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Nice Work
  • Celia Imrie
  • English
  • 08 April 2017
  • 1408876906

About the Author: Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie is an English actress.