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Book Review: Sail Away by Celia Imrie

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The deliciously effervescent new novel from Celia Imrie, beloved character actress and author of Not Quite Nice, follows the exploits of two women on a cruise ship.

The phone hasn’t rung for months. Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over sixty—even for the star of a wildly popular 1980s TV series. So when her agent offers her the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled under suspicious circumstances and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home.

Meanwhile Amanda Herbert finds herself homeless in rainy Clapham. The purchase of her new apartment has fallen through, and her children are absorbed in their own dramas. Then she spots an advertisement for an Atlantic cruise and realizes that three weeks onboard would tide her over and save her money until her housing situation is resolved.

As the two women set sail on a new adventure, neither can possibly predict the questionable characters and strange dealings they will encounter, nor the unexpected rewards they will reap. Vividly evoking the old-world glamour of a cruise ship—and the complex politics of its staff quarters—Sail Away is at once a hilarious romp and a thrilling adventure.


TITLE- Sail Away
AUTHOR- Celia Imrie
FORMAT- Paperback
PUBLISHER- Bloomsbury

*Thanks to the Publishers for a paperback review copy in exchange for an honest review.*

It's all about a Cruise!!

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Get ready to get on an adventure because where there are ladies, it's always fun!!!



The story revolves around Suzy Marshall, a popular 80s actress who's no longer getting any work in the industry. One day her agent gets her a job but due to certain circumstances the play is canceled and she is left unemployed again.


Enters Amanda Herbert, who finds herself homeless as the deal of her new apartment falls apart and her children are just busy in their own problems. 

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So what's a lady to do in such life crises? The ladies get on a cruise and goes on an adventure of their life!!

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They wanted three weeks of relaxation, free from all their troubles but things take a wild turn...

There is comedy, adventure and so much more...

'Sail Away' is a holiday read, full of adventure and laugh out loud moments. The story is simple, not very complicated or twisted. It is enjoyable in its own way. But the thing that was off about it was that on certain moments authors tried hard to make the readers laugh but that laughing factor was just not there. All in all, the book was quite enjoyable. The author did a great job. 

Recommended to everyone who wants to relax through reading. 'Sail Away' is light and enjoyable read. If you want a little escape from your hectic life, just get on the cruise with Suzy and Amanda!

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