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Choral Society by Prue Leith
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 19 February 2009.

Three single women join a choir all looking to find different things, a new challenge, friendship, a new man. What they do find is each other and come together on a project to restore an old Cornish house and turn it in to a spa. Expect laughter and tears and a very entertaining novel from this author who not only cooks but writes a good story too.

If you like Prue Leith you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Buchanan, Joanna Trollope and Clare Chambers.

Synopsis

Choral Society by Prue Leith

Three women in their fifties - one widowed, one divorced and one never married - meet when they join a choir. Lucy, a food journalist, is obeying her bossy daughter who prescribes singing to assuage her grief. Joanna, the successful businesswoman for whom failure is not an option, is tackling her inability to sing a note.

And much-divorced Rebecca is unashamedly looking for another mate. When they decide to combine their talents to restore a run down hotel on the Cornish coast and turn it into a spa offering holiday courses, conflict is bound to result. Lucy, Joanna and Rebecca are a sympathetic and engaging trio, very different women, each with private demons to confront.

We feel for them as they cope, or fail to cope, with the pain of the past and fear for the future. Prue Leith makes their intertwined journeys riveting and ultimately satisfying, even uplifting. The choir teaches them a good deal more than how to sing...

Reviews

'A rattling good read. If this novel was a meal it would be a light and fluffy souffle ... A perfect choice to brighten up those dark nights. Recommended'
Edinburgh Evening News

. * Edinburgh Evening News * 'Prue Leith tackles this previously unexplored area with sympathy and gusto ... Post 40 and 50 there is, as this novel suggests, much to play for' 'With cooking very much on people's minds who more appropriate to share some time with than restaurateur-turned-novelist Prue Leith? ...alongside her insights into the subject of later-in-life romance, Leith's love of all things culinary shines through the text
Daily Mail

. * Daily Mail * 'A book not to miss... an uplifting tribute to female friendship
Good Housekeeping

. * Good Housekeeping * 'Sophie Kinsella for grown-ups
Daily Express

. * Daily Express *


About the Author

Prue Leith

As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and business woman, Prue Leith has played a key role in the revolution of Britain’s eating habits since the Sixties. In 1995, having published twelve cookbooks, she gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction. She has published five novels, the latest of which is A Serving of Scandal. Prue lives in Notting Hill, London and Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th November 2009

Author

Prue Leith

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781849160131

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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