Sail Away (Hardback)Celia Imrie (author)
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The deliciously witty, irresistible new novel from the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of Not Quite Nice follows the exploits of two women on an Atlantic cruise ship.
The phone hasn't rung for months. Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over sixty - even for the former star of a 1980s TV series. So when her agent offers her the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled in suspicious circumstances, and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home.
Meanwhile Amanda Herbert finds herself homeless in rainy Clapham. Her flat purchase has fallen through, and her children are absorbed in their own dramas. Then she spots an advertisement for an Atlantic cruise, and realises three weeks on-board would tide her over - and save her money - until the crisis is solved. As the two women set sail on a new adventure, neither can possibly predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter - nor the unexpected rewards they will reap.
Vividly evoking the old-world glamour of a cruise ship - and the complex politics of its staff quarters - Sail Away is at once a hilarious romp and a thrilling tale of intrigue, from the acclaimed pen of Celia Imrie.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
'Forget the cruise. Grab Imrie's novel and have twice as much fun.' - Hilary Boyd, author of Thursdays in the Park
'Celia Imrie reveals a whole new talent in this irresistible murder mystery caper, packed with wonderful characters that will grip you to the last glorious page.' - Maeve Haran, author of An Italian Holiday
'A very witty woman. Hugely entertaining.' - Julian Fellowes
'Utterly delicious in every way.' - Joanna Lumley
'A hugely enjoyable romp.' - Katie Fforde
'Her work has definite joie de vivre and a sunny, good-natured feel.' - Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
'The novels are as light and frothy as the iles flottantes with creme anglaise she gives a recipe for.' - The Guardian
'Lively plot and eccentric characters... Light-hearted, fun.' - Daily Express
'Celia Imrie has effortlessly made the transition from being one of our best-loved actresses to a talented novelist.' - Choice