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Peter Howard

Don't about you but I adored The House in France. Gully Wells is a most engaging writer here satirizing her mad cap mother's whirligig world in 60s and 70s London and Provence. The House in France is informed by great intelligence lightly worn, along with just the right dose of wit, affection and charm. Sex, sin, food, fame and France -- it reads like a rollicking picaresque novel with a good laugh on almost every page. Some of the sour London literati de nos jours have come down on it hard for its lack of darkness and pain, but I think they're missing the point. It's utterly refreshing for once in a modern memoir not to have -- so to speak -- to "run with scissors" screaming. Great summer read.

Cornflower

Lovely to read such a warm recommendation, Peter! I'm looking forward to the book.

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