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Little Culinary Triumphs by Alison Anderson

Little Culinary Triumphs

Alison Anderson

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Imprint: Europa Editions
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication date: 4 Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781609454906

Sandrine Cordier works in an office, but her daily routine is in no way as dull. Sandrine is a volcanic woman, full of ideas and energy, and a world-class cook who wants to open her own restaurant. An opportunity arises when she meets Antoine Lacuenta, an unemployed professor looking for new life goals. With a master plan that one could only call Machiavellian, Sandrine includes Antoine in her venture. Things proceed smoothly until Sandrine accidentally discovers a shady newspaper operation that will lead her to flush out the news magnate Marcel Lacarriere and his many scandals.

3 stars out of 5
14 Jan 2019

"an entertaining jaunt – just the light Parisian tonic we’ll need for the months to come"

The novel is breezy verging on breathless, with plenty of exposition, some of it funny, some of it less so... It’s heavy on plot, but light on characterisation. The women are all brilliant and buxom, the men pervy, devious or dumb, except for the good guys, who are nonetheless denied depth in favour of a “thing”: one’s tall, another farty, one an excellent chef and Antoine an environmentalist who looks like Jesus. Still, it’s an entertaining jaunt – just the light Parisian tonic we’ll need for the months to come.

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