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Folly [Kindle Edition]

Alan Titchmarsh
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Art, antiques and romance are the ingredients: Titchmarsh boils the pot to a fine froth. (SAGA Magazine)

Book Description

Celebrated author of six bestselling novels, this is Alan Titchmarsh's most ambitious novel to date. A multi-generational story of intrigue, rivalry and romance between two family's auction houses in Bath.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 427 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0340936878
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2 Oct 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002V091BG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,704 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow and presents his own show on Radio 2.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alan's Back on Form 7 Nov 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Alan is back on form with this wonderful novel. I found his last one (Love and Dr Devon) a bit naff (sorry Alan), but "Folly" was really lovely. Found it very hard to put down and I love happy endings. Can't wait for the next one!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of twists and turns 2 Mar 2009
This is probably Titchmarsh's most complex novel to date. It concerns three generations of two families and their interaction one with another. It operates in two time periods. The main ingredients are fine art and families. I found aspects confusing, a bit like a Rubik cube; you think you've got some relationship sported out when something happens to baffle you again. It is, like all his novels engaging and absorbing. This is a well written book with all the usual twists and turns. There is however an unfortunate flaw. The basic premise of the novel which I won't reveal here - does not legally hold water. That aside, you will be hugely entertained by this book.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully exciting love story! 31 Oct 2008
MR. Titchmarsh has written another wonderful story. He is such a natural story teller, there is nary a phony note in his writing. This is the story of two lovers who were never supposed to be due together due inter-generational feud between their families. The lovers start learn of the long buried reasons behind the decades long feud, and what they find will rock the worl of both families. This is an easy to read story that will keep you turning the pages!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I was presently surprised! I thought a guy who presents a gardening programme could not possibly write fiction but I was wrong. I enjoyed the story line, the twists and turns, and of course the happy(ish) ending. I am looking forward to trying some more of his books!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read 16 Aug 2013
By Hafren
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Predictable plot, well written,easy reading no great depth of thought needed but enjoyable nonetheless .good addition to my kindle list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Folly? Some of the facts are 30 Sep 2010
By T. Wagg
I usually find Titchmarsh very readable, if somewhat slightly soppy.
I enjoyed this book up to the point where the relationship between the two main subjects, Jamie and Missy, became intertwined as a result of their parents ancient infidelity / sexual relationship.
The essence of the story was that this couple were in love but they could not continue their relationship as it had been revealed that Missy was the illegitimate daughter of Jamie's half brother. In other words his half blood first cousin. However in English Law, since the time of Henry V111, who had married his first cousin (and had had the law changed to facilitate it) such marriages have been legal & permissible.
Instead of letting the story develop naturally, the writer added the incredulous plot that Missy herself was the illegitimate product of her dead mother's infidelity with the former best friend of of her husband. Fortunately he had killed off the errant couple but it didn't stop it from leaving me with my questioning this unbelievable and incredulous novel.
All in all a little disappointing and I know that Titchmarsh can do better!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disapointed 3 July 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
i have been a great fan of alan tichmarch up to this book. I an really disapointed. I am half way through reading it and I still cant work out which character is which. The characters have no depth to them and I am sorry to say That i cant be bothered to finish it. Try harder next time alan
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By Kim
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read a couple of Alan Titchmarsh books before- and loved this one that my dad passed on to me. It was about a group of art students who left Uni and basically lost contact with each other for various reasons. Harry lost the love of his life to Richard King. Years later they had businesses in Bath and their grandchildren met and fell in love. The animosity between the two families causes trouble- and the book explores the reason why their relationship is fraught with problems. It goes back in time to the original group to the 'present' time with Missy and Jamie. The story unfolds over the entire book. It's set in the art world- the students have become art dealers, art collectors, painters, gallery owners.

It's a nice comfy read- just perfect for a drizzly day weatherwise
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