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Eva Rice's first book, A Guide to the Characters of Enid Blyton, was published in 1997. Her first novel Standing Room Only was published in 2000 and is available from Coronet. She lives in London.
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A frivolous tale of a vicar’s daughter who loves horses and has a nice voice and a determined attitude becoming an “overnight star”. This is a fairy tale of 50’s/60’s “swinging London” where everyone is either rich, talented or trendy (or all three) and very mature for their age and background. Most are on drugs and I’d guess the band was based on the Rolling Stones (see what you think). Given the author is Tim Rice’s daughter she’s obviously got lots of authentic references but not always correct period detail, but hey, it’s full of romance in all senses of the word. Not her best work (I loved The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets) but good fun. The Lovereading view... The bittersweet coming-of-age story of Tara Jupp. Filled with warmth and wit, we follow Tara and her sister Lucy's journey from the innocence and safety of a Cornish family home to a life living out all our dreams: a pop star in 60s London, surrounded by the glitterati. Her past however continues to haunt her. Eva Rice's previous novel The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets was a Richard and Judy pick and her fans won't be disappointed with her latest. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Misintepretation of Tara Jupp a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Scroll down to read their reviews.
January 2013 Book of the Month. The bittersweet coming-of-age story of Tara Jupp. Filled with warmth and wit, we follow Tara and her sister Lucy's journey from the innocence and safety of a Cornish family home to a life living out all our dreams: a pop star in 60s London, surrounded by the glitterati. Her past however continues to haunt her. Eva Rice's previous novel The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets was a Richard and Judy pick and her fans won't be disappointed with her latest. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Misintepretation of Tara Jupp a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Scroll down to read their reviews.
This review is provided by bookgroup.info.THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS, set in 1954 - 1955 is more than a fluent and very enjoyable love story. Although Eva Rice fails to resuscitate a war ravaged country house, she describes an evolving generation to a T. Gleefully, but with compassion, she makes light work of the heavier-than-air predicament of the young. Given a good editor and a modern setting, her next book could be a classic. I loved the book but could not help being aware of Enid Blyton and Nancy Mitford lurking in the walled garden and behind the suits of armour. I hope she will write with confidence of now or just yesterday. She has no need of dead poets: today is her time, her style and her joy. We need her now, with her breath of genius, we really do. The Lovereading view...Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 22 February 2006. This is a pure delight, a charming period piece of social change in the 50s when appearances and standards began to disappear as the impoverished middle-classes adapted to a new age. A tale of an unexpected friendship, of love, of heartache, music, youth and hope. It throbs with unexpected energy, a coming-of-age novel with an old-fashioned feel. I loved it.Comparison: Jane Austen, Elizabeth Buchan, Victoria Clayton.
Ein charmanter Roman um eine junge Englanderin aus aristokratischem Hause im London der Funfzigerjahre, die ihr Herz an einen exzentrischen Zauberer in spe verliert. Ein uberaus liebenswertes, altmodisches und ein bisschen verrucktes Buch, in das man sich einfach verlieben muss!Die junge Penelope Wallace, Tochter aus verarmtem aristokratischen Hause, fhrt ein behtetes Leben, das von Teepartys, Schwrmereien fr Johnny Ray und der Suche nach der groen Liebe bestimmt ist. Doch als sie eines Tages im Taxi von einem wildfremden Mdchen mit meergrnem Mantel zum Tee eingeladen wird, sagt Penelope gegen alle Konventionen einfach zu - ein Entschluss, der ihr Leben mit einem Schlag vollkommen verndert. Denn nicht nur wird die eigensinnige Charlotte augenblicklich ihre beste Freundin. Penelope ist auch fasziniert von deren Cousin Harry, einem exzentrischen jungen Herrn, der allen Ernstes Zauberer werden mchte. Doch gerade als Penelope im Begriff ist, sich in den knftigen Magier zu verlieben, bittet er sie um einen ganz und gar nicht netten Freundschaftsdienst in Liebesdingen Die verlorene Kunst, Liebschaften zu pflegen"e; von Eva Rice ist ein eBook von feelings*emotional eBooks. Mehr von uns ausgewhlte erotische, romantische, prickelnde, herzbeglckende eBooks findest Du auf unserer Facebook-Seite. Geniee jede Woche eine neue Geschichte - wir freuen uns auf Dich!
'Beautifully written, intelligent and gripping' Daily Mail. From the Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. Every ending is a new beginning . . . No one expected Marnie Fitzpatrick to be expelled from school . . . but the aftermath will haunt her forever. No one imagined she'd fall for the boy from the wrong side of town . . . until the day she saw him dancing alone. No one could know she had the one thing he needed to capture his dreams . . . the courage to chase them. From the author of the Richard and Judy classic The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets comes a story about how sometimes the cruelest beginnings can lead to the most unexpected of endings.