War & Piste Paperback – 6 Jul 2011
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"One of the funniest and most engrossing books that I've read... this book will ignite a fire within you for
travel, fun, mountains, snow, Jägermeister and having the mother of all adventures." --Trine Bregstein, Freelance ski journalist and blogger
"War & Piste is simply an excellent book. Smart, candid and brilliantly witty, Alex Thomas' writing will
take you to another place - specifically, a small ski resort tucked away in the middle of the Austrian Alps.
Take me back there now!"
--Polly Courtney, Author
About the Author
ALEX THOMAS survived six winters of good, bad and occasionally irresponsible adventures to bring you
this story. War and Piste was inspired by the strange and wonderful world of season life: the high heights
of delicious fluffy powder fields, the low depths of crevasse interiors and lots more in between.
She no longer lives and works in the mountains, which is probably the only reason any of this ever got
written down. Still, she can often be spotted skulking around the Austrian Arlberg and the Swiss Alps,
camera in hand, smile on face.
Alex Thomas is not quite her real name. She is a writer and photographer and currently divides her time
between Dublin and London, completing a PhD and plotting her escape.
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Top Customer Reviews
You will laugh out loud and wish you were whizzing through the snow - you really should read this - it's great!
Well written with some laugh out loud funny moments. I am off to see if there are anymore offerings from this author.
This is a lighthearted blog-style account of the season's adventures among the motley, crazy crew who work hard and play hard there.
I enjoyed it very much; it was funny, sad, romantic, frustrating, satisfying. Poppy is a much more likeable character than the better-known diarist ,Bridget Jones. Also, the title is great!
I enjoyed reading this book a lot. In fact I was sad to get to the end as I felt I was saying goodbye to friends I'd grown to like a lot.
I liked the background stuff to being a rep. As a holidaymaker, changeover day is tiresome, as a rep, it must be ten times worse. The author, whilst not going into too much boring detail, gets over these long days with humour.
I liked the friendships and the romances that happened in this story. Most characters were well rounded in their descriptions and had depths to them.
For me this was a thoroughly enjoyable story and I'd like to know what Poppy did next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed reading this book. Easy to read and fun antics in the snow. Would recommend as holiday book especially if it's a ski holidayPublished 1 month ago by Mrs. L. J. Burgess
Makes you want to risk your liver as a designated. The trials and tribulations of ski resort life. Anyone who has experienced apres ski will enjoy.Published 1 month ago by A
I perhaps am being unfair having only managed 25% of this book but I thought it was awful. Maybe I am too old for the content and writing style but I thought it was poorly written... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Keith
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. One fault though......it needs a sequel! Come on Alex, get typing.Published 5 months ago by Jacqueline
I dragged myself through 25% of this book on Kindle mainly because of all the positive reviews. I normally wouldn't make it that far with a book I'm not enjoying. Read morePublished 5 months ago by FunkyDunky
I'm writing this review on a transfer to Saalbach. Having reread this excellent and humourous description of the life of a seasonnaire, my expectations for my holiday can only be... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dan Barry
I brought this book to read n a skiing holiday and both the book and holiday combined has me itching to do a season more then ever!Published 6 months ago by Ruth Street
Easy going, funny and uplifting. I found myself reading about a part of life that unfortunately passed me by. Anyone who skis will identify with the humour. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by Ben Frank