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Pastures Nouveaux: A Comedy of Country Manors

2 Ratings: 1.5
A book by Wendy Holden

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Tags: Books, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Farms, Country Life, Wendy Holden
Author: Wendy Holden
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Headline Review
Date Published: July 12, 2001
1 review about Pastures Nouveaux: A Comedy of Country Manors

"...and the church bells struck sixteen..."

  • Feb 8, 2009
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Artist Rosie hates the noise, crowds, and pressure of living in her cramped London flat, and longs to live in a cozy old cottage nestled in a picturesque village, full of quaint, friendly folk. Her city-loving boyfriend finally agrees to move to the country, and they settle in the town of Eight-Mile Bottom, where a handsome farmer, a reclusive rock star, and some comic locals will change her life forever.

Told from Rosie's point of view, the story is very funny and at times, quite touching. It's easy to identify with her longing for love and fulfillment, as she charges full-steam ahead in pursuit of her dreams. Sometimes we wish Rosie made better choices, but it's a journey that will put a smile on your face. The story proceeds at a leisurely pace, with plenty of time to get to know all the fascinating characters that live in the village, from the nosy mailman to the hippie family next door. The narrative is full of British idioms and references that add flavor and humor; an audio book would definitely be fun to listen to, and, I think it would make a great movie.

"Pastures Nouveaux" is a witty, hip, gossipy fish-out-of-water story that you won't want to put down. Highly recommended.

(Note:  This book is also published as "Farm Fatale:  A Comedy of Country Manners.")

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February 09, 2009
Yes, that's exactly what it's like. I hope you like it!
February 08, 2009
I really want to read this now! This sounds like a mix between "Sex & the City" and some old English comedy-of-manners. It is on my list!
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