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Some people are born to wealth and luxury. Others have it thrust upon them. The rest of us watch and wonder, But for a few glorious weeks in The Holiday, even the bankrupt can dream.

The classically ornate – and exceedingly expensive Carlton Hotel on the Croisette at Cannes is beyond the reach of most English visitors seeking the sun, food and solace of the South of France in August. For publishing tycoon Andrew Marner – comfortably installed in a rooftop suite with tanned and leggy journalist Kimberley Neal – it is the only place to stay.

Yet others have arrived at the Carlton by more circuitous means. The newly redundant Bruce, desperate to recapture his sparkle after twenty years lost in a boring job. His long-suffering wife Frances, now the baffled nanny to her husband who is behaving like a 40-year-old boy. And rough-hewn London Roger, celebrating a casino win with Esme, an artist by trade.

Soon they are enjoying Marner’s partronage at La Cote, the hotel’s poshest eaterie. And beginning an extraordinary adventure that only reality can bring to an end…

What peculiar circumstances lead to Bruce’s arrest, a middle-aged insurance manager who has always followed the straight and narrow? Can Kimberley Neal imagine life as a prostitute? How can Roger not remember the mother of his child? Will Andrew Marner get a knighthood? And, last but not least, just who was it sang that irritatingly catchy pop song ‘Little Things Mean A Lot’?

Anything can happen to the English abroad and here most hings do. Master satirist Guy Bellamy serves up a delicious cocktail of wit, humour and wry social commentary in The Holiday – his best and most memorable excursion ever…

"Comic novelists as riotous and eccentric as Guy Bellamy don't grow on trees."
Mail on Sunday

"Guy Bellamy makes quantum leaps in terms of inventiveness and resorcefulness with every new novel."
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 531 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 190960934X
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CXOS8NC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

More please!

 on 5 July 2015
By jools hague
Love this guys books, would recommend all of them……read 5 of them so far and intend on reading my way through the rest. Great yarns, a good selection of characters and all set in a period of time I’m too young to remember. This was the second of his books I read, I’m now on my sixth in a row, without the desire to be sidetracked by other more up to date books en route.

Typical Bellamy – brilliant!

 on 4 February 2014
By Hockeybod
I couldn’t wait for Guy Bellamy’s books to be included in the Kindle range, and was delighted to find one that had passed me by. I wasn’t disappointed. The usual mixture of great one-liners, tangled love lives and sexual tension. If you liked the Nudists, you’ll love this one.

Another hit for Guy Bellamy

 on 8 September 2015
By S.P.May
The convoluted mix of characters and situations we have come to expect from Guy Bellamy.

Wry British humour at its best.

 on 12 February 2015
By Charlie Hainsworth
This author is a real find. Wry British humour at its best.

Five Stars

 on 13 October 2014
By Jillyduck
Good book, entertaining read

Five Stars

 on 13 August 2015
By BC
Excellent.

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