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Saturday, 7 February 2009
I finished reading Wendy Holden's Beautiful People last night and was quite sad when I finished the last page. Apart from being a light hearted romantic comedy it does have some serious points to make about celebrity in all walks of life and appearances in general. The last half of it is set in Italy where all the characters end up for various reasons and is excellent. There are some very funny scenes and some brilliant dialogue. The descriptions are beautiful as well especially of the food. Introducing a new main character half way through a book doesn't always work but in this case the introduction of Marco - restaurant owner and chef - works perfectly. The photographer, Ken, who suddenly takes off for Italy on a whim with no baggage and nowhere to stay is a gem as well. Loved it.