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Ladyfingers [Kindle Edition]

Delorys Welch-Tyson
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Product Description

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling novel, Gingersnaps. An eccentric assortment of Americans converge on the French Riviera during the new millenium, Bush Administration. Ladyfingers gives new meaning to American foreign relations.

About the Author

Delorys Welch-Tyson is a writer, painter, and former owner of the Rainbow Connection Art Gallery in New York City. Author of the best-selling novel, Gingersnaps, she and her husband live in the south of France.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (1 Jun 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003PPDI9C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,281,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I am:

A native New Yorker. A transplanted Manhattanite living for over a decade in the South of France;

a writer and author of the novels GINGERSNAPS and LADYFINGERS;
presently working on the third and forth instalments of what is called the Cookie Quartet: ALMOND COOKIE and MACAROONS;

a painter heavily influenced by Matisse, Picasso and Rousseau;

a writer who loves Dickens, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Erica Jong...among many, many others;

an explorer, having lived in Westport, Connecticut, Clayton, Missouri, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Princeton, New Jersey, and Manhattan, New York;

an avid traveller, visiting various countries in the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa;

a lover of the cuisines of France, India, Japan, China, Lebanon, and the United States;

a Sagittarius.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Umm not so much 26 April 2006
I got this book out the library because I live in the South of France and thought it might be fun. Honestly it was dreadful, the story jumps about all over the place and is very hard to keep track of. Plus the paperback edition is full of spelling mistakes, I think the publisher needs to sack their proof reader! Not something I'd recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cross Over Chic lit book 1 Sep 2005
Ladyfingers is a rollicking romp around the Cote a'Azur. The characters are a riot, and the plot has shocking and hilarious twists. I am looking forward to Welch-Tyson's next novel. I hope it is a sequel. The Diana Ross-like character was a blast from the past!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars (RAW Rating: 3.5) - Nothing like having money 9 Nov 2005
By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers - Published on
In LADYFINGERS by Delorys Welch-Tyson, Madame Authuretta Bozell has set up a lucrative business to teach the newly wealthy how to behave in society. It's called Ladyfingers. Lottery winners and entertainers, as well as those who came by their wealth in a dishonest manner, use her services. The South of France is the place all these people want to go, some because it sounds romantic and others to escape greedy relatives who will beg for their money. There we find the wealthy, middle-aged pop singer, Althea Jackson and her young, Belgian lover, Jean-Claude, as well as happily married Desiree and David Simon, both best-selling authors. The four, adored by the social climbing Americans who have settled in France, are invited to all the social events; some they want to attend and others they could do without. Then Elliot, David's brother, decides to have his wedding reception in Nice, and he joins the craziness of Americans in the South of France.

All of these people gather and engage in embarrassing, insane and hilarious behavior as they refuse to find out anything about the country they have chosen to live in and insist upon bringing all of their American ways with them. There are so many characters that it sometimes gets hard to follow the action and remember what social climber changed her name, or made herself a baroness and which man she is chasing at the time. On the plus side, it does let us know what the term, 'ugly American' really means as these people trample rough shod over local customs, ask embarrassing questions and assume their ways are superior to everyone else's in the world. It was an interesting novel, but it would have been smoother if there had been fewer characters parading around. Also, the only plot seemed to be the ridiculous behavior of these newly wealthy people.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting sequel to Gingersnaps 15 Oct 2005
By K.B. Washington - Published on
At first I disappointed, in the sequel to Gingersnaps because I expected to find out what happened to Aletha Brown and perhaps Louise Washington. It turned out to take place in an entirely diffrent location than New York City and introduced a whole new cast of characters. It takes place in France. I then became hooked on the adventures of the glamorous, Diana Ross-like character, Amelia Jackson. Then I became intrigued by the idea of a "life style" makeover. How does one DO that, and does one get "caught" by someone from the past? Before I knew it I had finished to story and was feeling terrific. The story made me laugh out loud, and I had the opportunity to visit a place in France where I have never been. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a unique approach to the African American experience in Europe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars African Americans outside their tradition "box" 7 Oct 2005
By Emanuelle Egliston - Published on
Ladyfingers was a refreshing novel about African Americans who not only are not living in a predictible, urban or suburban American setting, but who are living outside the country. France is always an interesting location, and it definitely has had historical significance to those of us who have been invloved in the arts. What was especially interesting to me was that the author decided not to choose the over-used, Paris, but the French Riviera.

Ladyfingers is a clever and funny approach to very timely issues. I loved it! Looking forward to Welch-Tyson's next novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Get It! 14 Oct 2005
By Lord Jacob Buffington - Published on
None of the characters in Ladyfingers get along and don't show any respect! When England ruled East Somaria the natives were loyal and respectful and only recognized one Queen and she lived at Buckingham Palace! Had they, the East Somarians, teamed up with the Kings guards instead of a self serving, capitalist American opportunist none of this would have happened. These people allowed a group of daft Cows to use their ill-gotten wealth to wreak havoc on one of England's most popular resorts.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lotto Winners, Ex-Cons and Circus Acts 14 Oct 2005
By Hans Hoffman - Published on
Ladyfingers mixes together characters that you would never hope to meet. Actually, you would never want to meet most of them, they would probably just insult you. The East Somarians were so confused and disorientated that they couldn't even carry off a decent kidnapping. Amelia Jackson dates men for superficial reasons, it's no wonder she can't figure out what ever happened between her and Paxton. No one knows where they stand with Americans.

Great story!
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