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    • ISBN:9780755352357
    • Publication date:02 Oct 2008

Pastures Nouveaux

By Wendy Holden

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A fiendishly funny tale from Sunday Times bestseller, WENDY HOLDEN. For fans of Jilly Cooper.

Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage. Rampantly nouveaux-riches Samantha and Guy are also searching for rustic bliss - a mansion complete with mile-long drive and hot and cold running gardeners. The village of Eight Mile Bottom seems quiet enough, despite a nosy postman, a reclusive rock star, a glamorous Bond Girl and a ghost with a knife in its back. But there are unexpected thrills in the hills. The local siren seduces Guy while mysterious millionaire makes Rosie an offer she can't refuse. But should she?

Biographical Notes

Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.

Visit her on her website www.wendyholden.net, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyholdenauthor.

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  • ISBN: 9780755329755
  • Publication date: 07 Aug 2006
  • Page count: 480
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'Holden combines subtle observation on the disparity between romanticised and real
rural life with deliciously brash humour' The Times

— The Times
Pacy pastiche of city dwellers "gone country"...packed with puns... Holden has produced an entertaining novel, bursting with a large cast of Diblyesque characters, which will no doubt delight fans of her two previous books — Daily Mail
Clever, naughty and basically affectionate and good-natured.... a comic romp engineered with aplomb and dash... will have fans glued — Sunday Times
Pastures Nouveaux was no.6 in the Observer and no.no.10 in the Daily and Sunday Telegraph bestseller lists
'Holden combines subtle observation on the disparity between romanticised and real rural life with deliciously brash humour' The Times
A very modern romantic comedy... her cultural references are spot-on... an amusing romp through village life — Mail on Sunday
Wendy Holden was the subject of the My Therapy feature in the Express with a strapline for Pastures Nouveaux 13/8
'On days of gloom Wendy Holden's novels should be handed round like aspirin. Her new book, Pastures Nouveaux, is guaranteed to bring a smile even to the baddest of moods... Discover the hills are alive with the sound of high jinks in this laugh-a-minute romp' B magazine
Pastures Nouveaux was no.4 in the Times fastseller list and no.7 in the Sunday Times and Observer bestseller lists
'A pun-packed romp' Eve
'Wendy Holden is an expert at writing tongue-in-cheek humour for the modern woman' Good Reading, March 2005 — Good Reading
'Wickedly funny comedy of manners: oddballs, hilarious one-liners, and some very bad puns' Kirkus Reviews — Kirkus Reviews
'Devilish humour, more puns than you can shake a stick at and sharp satirical prose. This riotous romp will not fail to entertain' OK magazine — OK magazine
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