The Choral Society

The Choral Society


By (author) Prue Leith

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 32mm | 604g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847248012
  • ISBN 13: 9781847248015
  • Sales rank: 1,094,050

Product description

Three women in their fifties - one widowed, one divorced and one never married - meet when they join a choir. Lucy, a food journalist, is obeying her bossy daughter who prescribes singing to assuage her grief. Joanna, the successful businesswoman for whom failure is not an option, is tackling her inability to sing a note. And much-divorced Rebecca is unashamedly looking for another mate. When they decide to combine their talents to restore a run down hotel on the Cornish coast and turn it into a spa offering holiday courses, conflict is bound to result. Lucy, Joanna and Rebecca are a sympathetic and engaging trio, very different women, each with private demons to confront. We feel for them as they cope, or fail to cope, with the pain of the past and fear for the future. Prue Leith makes their intertwined journeys riveting and ultimately satisfying, even uplifting. The choir teaches them a good deal more than how to sing

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Author information

As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and business woman, Prue Leith she has played a key role in the revolution of Britain's eating habits since the Sixties. In 1995, having published twelve cookbooks, she gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction. Choral Society is her fourth novel. She lives in London and Oxfordshire

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Prue Leith was not just born to cook ... she was also born to write - Daily Mail Prue Leith, as well as being a brilliant cook and business woman, is also a highly accomplished novelist - Sue MacGregor