He Loves Me Not... He Loves Me

by Claudia Carroll

Family Drama Relationship Stories

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Totally delicious romp set in a crumbling Irish mansion peopled by the eccentric gentry who save it by taking in an equally eccentric but very different bunch of film folk.  It’s lightly satirical, wholly funny, gorgeously romantic and tenderly heartwarming.  A pure joy.
Comparison: Wendy Holden, Victoria Clayton, Julian Fellowes.
Similar this month: Lou Wakefield, Daisy Waugh.

Sarah Broadhurst

He Loves Me Not... He Loves Me Synopsis

In the heart of County Kildare is Davenport Hall – a crumbling eighteenth-century mansion house, ancestral home to Portia Davenport, her beautiful younger sister Daisy and their dotty, eccentric mother, Lucasta. Disaster strikes when their father abandons the family, cleaning them out of the little cash they had managed to hold on to. But a ray of hope appears when Steve Sullivan, an old family friend and confirmed bachelor, suggests that they allow the hall to be used as the location for a major new movie. So Davenport Hall is taken over by the crème de la crème, including the self-centred Montana Jones, fresh out of rehab and anxious to kick-start her career, and Guy van der Post, a major sex symbol with an eye for Daisy. Throw in Ella Hepburn, Hollywood royalty and living legend, and soon there’s more sex and drama off-camera than on!

 

He Loves Me Not... He Loves Me Press Reviews

'It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne. A hugely entertaining read' Patricia Scanlan


‘It made me laugh out loud’ ANITA NOTARO ‘Fabulous fun – a sparkling début’ KATE THOMPSON

 

'Heartwarming and witty. A wonderful debut from Ireland’s new answer to Jilly Cooper'
Morag Prunty

 

‘Fabulous fun – a sparkling début’
KATE THOMPSON


'A fabulous romp. It made me laugh out loud' Anita Notaro

 

'A joy of a read from a début author hailed as Ireland's Jilly Cooper' WOMAN'S OWN

 

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ISBN: 9780553825800
Publication date: 02/05/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780553825800
Publication date: 2nd May 2005
Author: Claudia Carroll
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Claudia Carroll

Claudia  Carroll was born in Dublin, where she still lives and where she has worked extensively both as a theatre and television actress. She is presently a full time writer, but prior to that, she worked extensively as a theatre and TV actress. For fourteen years, she appeared in Fair City, (Ireland’s answer to Eastenders) playing a character she likes to describe as ‘the horrible old cow that everyone loves to hate.’Her first novel, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me was published in 2004 to critical acclaim and became an instant bestseller. Claudia’...

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