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Capers In The Sauce by [Lockington, Laura]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Close friends are one thing, but Livia's are a recipe for disaster ...

'Reading this book is like going to the most outrageous, wonderful party and somehow avoiding the hangover. Pure pleasure.' Katie Fforde

'A cool Nancy Mitford' Julie Burchill

'A rollicking romp by the original good-time girl' Louise Rennison

About the Author

Laura Lockington was born in Kent but, via interludes in Cornwall, Florence and London, has now settled in Brighton. She has been married, more than once, but vows never to do it again - at least not unless too many vodka martinis prevail over her better judgement. She has had a varied career, working at various points in TV, films, theatre and interior design, but in 1999 abandoned the rat race to write her first novel, Capers in the Sauce. She has grown out of clubbing and taken up cooking for friends instead, but is a firm believer in one's inalienable right to behave disreputably when necessary.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 875 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New edition edition (30 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084E7IJA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #336,381 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 5 July 2001
Format: Hardcover
"Capers in the Sauce" really is a rollicking good read. Very quickly into the book, you feel as if you've known the main character, Livia, all your life and then you get to know her friends. And with friends like this, who needs anyone else? They are all good to know from the old lady across the street to the aging rock star's wife. This book is very funny...then you find yourself crying as the plot takes you down unexpected roads leading back to more laughter. It's an emotional jerker and truely leaves you wanting more. This is Laura Lockington's first published work. I, for one, can't wait for many more.
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By A Customer on 15 Oct. 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you have not already read this book, then you MUST!! but please don't ask to borrow my copy. I can't get it back as people keep reading it.
It's fast & funny, made me laugh out loud (so i got strange looks from people during the rush hour, made me cry AND i could'nt put it down. Miss it at your peril.
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Format: Paperback
One reading has you hooked. Once you've entered the world of Livia and her friends(and enemies)you'll want to return. A book to not just read once on holiday, but to return to and read on a dark winters afternoon to bring some warmth and light into your life. Don't lend your copy out, make your friends buy their own. This book has everything from happy times to sad times. Nice people you want to know and complete sh**s you're glad you'll never have to meet. This is a book for grown ups to gloat over. Now we want to read the next, and the next, and the next. Keep writing Laura, we need books like this.Food,frocks,fun,and frolics, in a word fabulous!
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By GRP TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 July 2016
Format: Paperback
Admittedly I’ve come to this book very late as it was first published in 2001. But I feel I have read about all the characters in this book and their lifestyle, designer clothes, love of food and cooking and of course problems, so many times before in other books. The story is set in London and we are introduced to Livia and her gang of single arty friends. She has just started her own interior design business and broken up with her married lover. A lot of 'life' happens in this book as they all appear to live on the edge of a hedonistic lifestyle drinking an awful lot of alcohol, with occasional bouts of heavy drug abuse, in particular cocaine. But for me this story never really meshes, it’s witty in parts and although it has some very good descriptive detail, there really is far too much of it and it becomes a distraction from moving this story forward. Also as another reviewer has noted the plot just never quite takes off, and while there is some sadness in the story, things fall into place rather too perfectly.
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By A Customer on 25 April 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Capers in the Sauce is the story of Livia and her gang of 40-ish (for the most part) single friends. 'Liv has just started her own interior design business and broken up with her married lover as the story opens. And that's about it. Really. Oh, lots happens in this book -but the plot just didn't take off. Lockington is brilliant at writing memorable scenes and snippets - but they just seem like one creative writing class exercise stringed together with another. The book is well written, but what's the point? Admittedly, there's lots of potentially heavy stuff - mortality, deciding what you want to do with your life - it just never meshes in the final result. It's tricky to pull off sympathetic characters who are all still basically acting 20 at 40. That's not to say that the book is terrible - it's just not terrific. Lockington does a wonderful job of creating atmosphere - Liv's trips to Brighton with Pete and bits and pieces of a trip to Greece are so vividly painted, you feel as if you are there. Really, this book reads less like a novel and more like a summary of conversations you'd have over a period of a year with a daffy co-worker who regales you with her tales of wild life. The phantom builder was a very nice touch, by the way. I read this book after reading - and falling absolutely in love with - Stargazy Pie, also by Lockington. If you have to spend money on only one, read Stargazy Pie (and read it now!).
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Laura Lockington has written a real winner. Full of acute observations about being thirty-something combined with witty one-liners and mood enhancing scenes, this book promtes a feeling of eurphoria you won't want to come to an end. You'll keep turning the pages until it's all over..and what a pity it is when it is! Can't wait for the next Laura Lockington novel to arrive.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I read it YEARS ago from my local country library when still in highschool, but never been able to source since at either city libraries or book shops. So thank you for having it available for me to be able to purchase and add to my well loved collection. And to Laura Lockington - please write more books, its sad that it has stopped at Capers in the Sauce!
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A really, really good book. Funny, true (well, the comments and asides are, if not the situations)and a very good read. Livia, the heroine makes you want to knock up a bowl of soup and open the wine and sit down for a really good chat. I loved this book, and will buy it as a present for all my friends birthdays. A real winner.
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