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Product details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: CompletelyNovel (6 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849141797
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849141796
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I enjoyed this book, mainly because I have been to several of the places mentioned and loved ski-ing and being in the snow-covered mountains. Bits of the story annoyed me, I found there were too many people mentioned and couldn't always remember who was who, especially as so many had nicknames, but I would still recommend this to anyone who loved ski-ing and Austria.
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I read the opening paragraphs in this book then went back and read them out loud to my husband - Alex Thomas is witty and writes in a fun easy style. You are instantly captured by Poppy's adventures and willingly go along for the ride. Skiing comes alive and you can just picture all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes in the hospitality trade.

You will laugh out loud and wish you were whizzing through the snow - you really should read this - it's great!
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A delightful, laugh out loud book with great characters and wonderfully funny 'incidents'! Witty, well written and great use of language. And if you love skiing, there's a lot you will find familiar to transport you back to incredibly fond memories of the piste. Highly recommended!
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Really enjoyed this book though for a great part of it I really wanted to just slap the heroine and tell her to open her eyes! It's a hilarious tale of life in the chalet world and as would be expected is full of hangovers. Good book and I'll be looking for more books by this author.
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I really enjoyed this book, not quite sure why 'poppy-flower' took so long to realise the obvious but I am glad she did so in time, I was starting to get anxious.
Well written with some laugh out loud funny moments. I am off to see if there are anymore offerings from this author.
Enjoy !.
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Poppy Connors has an employment gap of several months to fill and ends up as a "saisonnaire" in a ski resort in Austria.
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!
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Although I am not a skier, I loved this book. It was entertaining, funny, romantic ( not in the sickly way, thank god ) and I couldn't put it down. I read books of all genres, and this is the best one I have read in a long time.
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War and Piste is the fictional(?) tale of Poppy's season as a ski rep at an Austrian resort. From the minute she arrives, she's thrown in at the deep end as rep after rep leaves.

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.
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