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Daisy Waugh

Autor(a) de In the Crypt with a Candlestick

17+ Works 297 Membros 26 Críticas

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In bed with … (2008) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares


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I was excited to read this book as it was compared to Agatha Christie and PG Wodehouse. However, this book was awful. The characters were terrible, nasty, money hungry, and rude. There was not one likeable character in the bunch. Various relationships and cheating. Plus, add in a ghost, and you have just a terrible novel.
Sir Tode died and his widow wants to leave the house and its grounds to one of the heirs and retire to Crete. But, later, she is found dead on the floor of the family mausoleum. Was it murder, and if so, who killed her?
I am sorry I wasted my time.
… (mais)
rmarcin | May 17, 2022 |
I could have written this book, minus a couple minor things that I disagreed with. Holy cow, a great advice book on how to parent and not lose your mind. A great read for any parent.
bookwormteri | 14 outras críticas | May 15, 2018 |
I thought this was funny, spot-on, and damned refreshing.
revliz | 14 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2017 |
This story is told in two storylines, both of which are narrated by Jennifer Doyle aka Lola Nightingale. In 1916, Jennifer accompanies her roguish father from England to America, where she is given a job with the wealthy de Saulles family. It is there that she meets and falls deeply in love with Rudolfo Gullielmi, a dancer employed by the family, who is having a relationship with Mrs de Saulles.

1926, Jennifer goes by the name Lola Nightingale, Rodolfo is now known to the world as film superstar Rudolph Valentino, and at the beginning of the book, they have just been reunited after a decade apart. Jennifer/Lola has been in love with ‘Rudy’ for the whole time, and throughout the rest of the book she proceeds to describe the events that transpired between 1916, when Rudy vanished from her life, and 1926, when he reappeared.

I enjoyed the book, and thought that the writing was engaging and flowed well. However, I veered between sympathy for and annoyance with Jennifer, who was her own worst enemy. She knows that she drinks too much and dabbles in drugs, which are doing her ambitions as a bidding scriptwriter no good, and she also becomes involved with a horrible abusive man, who is a drug dealer to the stars.

Anybody who knows about Rudolph Valentino’s life and death, will have a certain knowledge of what happens in the ending of the book. I personally really enjoy fiction books that are based around real people and events, and I liked the fact that at the end of the book, the fates of all the real people in its pages (such as Mr and Mrs de Saulles) is revealed.

Overall, while I didn’t love the central character, I did really enjoy the story and am looking forward to reading more by Daisy Waugh.
… (mais)
Ruth72 | Feb 24, 2016 |


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