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A Nice Girl Like Me

By Anne Piper

‘Miss Piper has a great future’ – Good Housekeeping

Candy’s trouble was men. They walked into her life, and when they left, her family increased by one more baby. A brief encounter in Paris started the family. A three-day idyll in Venice added twins – and then there was the abandoned baby. Freddy wanted to marry her but life in Ceylon as a tea-planter’s wife didn’t appeal to Candy, Julian was too interested in Swedish blondes, and Sir Harry – despite his country estate – really was too old.

But there was always Savage. Steady, dependable Savage, her dead father’s butler and Candy’s guardian angel – watching, waiting, loving her.

A lively frolic through Europe, with the effervescent Candida at the helm and Anne Piper’s trademark wit and humour as a driving force, will keep you entertained til the final page.

About the author…

Anne Piper was born in Llandaff, Cardiff. She studied English at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she met David Piper – the later novelist and director of the National Portrait Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum and the Ashmolean – whom she married in 1945 after his release from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. A socialite and activist, she was a lead participator in the nuclear disarmament marches on Aldermaston in the ’50s and ’60s. Between 1952 and 1979, she published nine novels, one of which, Yes, Giorgio (1961) was made into a film starring Luciano Pavarotti. Her play The Man-Eaters was produced at the Bristol Old Vic in 1959. She died in 2017 at the age of 96.

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