Celia Imrie is on Radio 2 ‘s Drivetime Book Club on 9th March

Not quite nice

Not Quite Nice by actress Celia Imrie is Simon Mayo’s next Radio 2 Drivetime Book Club book and will be featured on the 9th March.

Celia Imrie’s book is a charming, warm and light-hearted romp which centres around Theresa. She is desperate for a change in her life – so when she is “let go” from her job, she decides to go to the French Riveria for a break. Whilst there, she impulsively buys a little apartment, and the direction of her life changes.

In the town of Bellevue-Sur-Mer she becomes friends with a close-knit group of ex-pats who all have their troubles – and as their dirty laundry is aired in public, Theresa realises that it’s not all sunshine and cocktails in Nice. Download a sample

Celia Imrie is an Olivier Award-winning actress who is a star of the stage and screen. Not Quite Nice is her debut novel. She says ..

When I write, I like to……make sure I am in France, where I can smell the scent of the sea, and taste the scrumptiousness of the cuisine.

One thing that people don’t know about me is……I am a Nicoise Football supporter.

The book that inspired me to write is……not really a book, it was the magical days and nights of living on The French Riviera.

My speciality dish in the kitchen is……Tomato Tarte Tatin

If I could play anyone on screen, it would be……an unexpected part that hasn’t been written yet, but will surprise everyone.

The thing I love most about words is……when you say them, they sound exactly like their meaning.