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Sublimely funny French frolic
on 27 May 2013
He held up the X-ray to the light, so I could see it.
"Look, you have a mobile phone embedded in your brain. No wonder your head hurts," he smiled.
L'Amour Actually is a fabulously fun frolic which gives the reader a delightfully humorous portrayal of the reality of living the "French dream" through the eyes of our hapless yet hopeful heroine, Melanie Jones. Despite having the good fortune to snap up the only good looking farmer in France still in possession of all his own teeth, Melanie lurches from one farcical situation to another, often in an unfortunate state of undress. Disappearing elderly cats, semi-naked morbidly obese chickens, bulbous-bottomed line dancers, myriad medical mishaps, an Essex girl with a lethal right-hook and a frighteningly true-to-life eccentric British ex-pat community - combined with a liberal sprinkling of sublimely witty one-liners - make this compulsive reading. Crack open a nicely chilled bottle of rosé, curl up on your favourite armchair and enjoy...