Mortified - malicious gossip
Angry - dangerous dogs
Too cynical? - estate agents
Credit: Rachel Smith
Pack your bags and get ready to Sail Away. From Sunday Times bestselling author of Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It), Sail Away is the latest novel from actress Celia Imrie. And we have 10 copies to give away.
Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over 60 – even for the former star of a 1980s TV series. So when her agent offers her the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled in suspicious circumstances, and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home.
Meanwhile Amanda Herbert finds herself homeless in rainy Clapham. Her flat purchase has fallen through, and her children are absorbed in their own dramas. Then she spots an advertisement for an Atlantic cruise, and realises three weeks onboard would tide her over – and save her money – until the crisis is solved.
As the two women set sail on a new adventure, neither can possibly predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter – nor the unexpected rewards they will reap.
"Utterly delicious in every way" Joanna Lumley
Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress. She is known for her film roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls and Nanny McPhee. Celia has recently starred in the major films Bridget Jones’s Baby, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Year by the Sea and A Cure for Wellness. In 2016 she also appeared in FX’s new comedy series Better Things and returned to the stage in King Lear at The Old Vic. Celia Imrie is also the author of an autobiography, The Happy Hoofer.
Sail Away will be published by Bloomsbury on 22 February 2018.
Just fill in the form below by 11am 26 February for the chance to win a copy of Sail Away.
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