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Chasing Cezanne
by Peter Mayle | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 6/26/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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"Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.)

It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne.

It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest--including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne."

This is an old library book and not in the greatest condition. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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I did not know that Peter Mayle writes this kind of fiction. I want to know what it is all about. Thank you for the book Annimanni! 

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnneliswing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Released 4 mos ago (7/10/2018 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


Postman will take the book to the next reader.

Happy reading! 

Journal Entry 4 by Ronya at Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Thanks for this book Annelis! Looking forward to read it. 

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