The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

Book - 2013
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Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France - When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Josephine Cortes is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two-confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoe;-is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Josephine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all-a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a tres chic Paris address-but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Josephine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well-that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
ISBN: 9781743318072
Characteristics: viii, 434, 12 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rodarmor, William
Dickinson, Helen 1967-


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Dec 26, 2017

A fun fast-paced book. Just the book if you just want something to distract you and take your mind off things. Too many characters for my taste, but fun side stories. Witty and very funny in places. Recommended when you're looking for a fun read.

Mar 29, 2017

I was surprized to find it was more than chick lit. The family interactions were very interesting. although she does taken some fairly audacious name dropping leaps.

KCLSLibrarians Apr 14, 2014

Pancol has created an entertaining, easy-going story around the bonds and disconnections of a family living in and around Paris. It offers a great sense of place, and characterization. The transl. from French is sometimes awkward but the story is satisfying.

ChristchurchLib Dec 16, 2013

"Droll funny tale translated from the French and a big bestseller in Europe. Story of a woman whose husband runs off and whose sister seems to have the perfect life. When our heroine writes a novel which becomes a bestseller, her sister claims it, and the proceeds." Fiction A to Z December 2013 newsletter

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