Hanging Up my High Heels for a New Life in France
- Imprint: Summersdale
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320
- Price: £8.99
- Publication date: 6 July 2009
- ISBN: 9781840247619
About the book
In her mid-thirties Karen has it all: a career as a fashion editor, a handsome boyfriend, a fab flat in west London and an array of gorgeous shoes. But when her ‘plus one’ leaves, she wonders if there is more to life than high fashion. So, she hangs up her Manolos and waves goodbye to her city lifestyle, deciding to go it alone in a run-down house in rural Poitou-Charentes, western France.
Once there, she encounters a host of new friends and unsuitable suitors, soon learning that true happiness can be found in the simplest of things – a bike ride through the countryside on a summer evening, or six glasses of Pinot in a neighbour’s garden. If you’ve ever dreamed of chucking away your BlackBerry and downshifting, Tout Sweet is perfect summer reading.
'an hilarious account of a fashion guru who swaps Prada for paintbrushes and Pineau in rural France'
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