Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Corner Shop Paperback – October 4, 2016
|New from||Used from|
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
Frequently bought together
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Thought the two leads, the forthright and attractive Mrs Lucille Abbey and the somewhat scatty Professor worked well together, a case of opposites do attract.
I thought that the explanation offered as to the mystery here was a bit underdone and just a tad unlikely.
An easy read for this genre and for this reader an enjoyable one. Love these older authors and their work.
This was just a delightful read. The story takes place in England, then Paris, probably in the 1960's. The h, who runs a secretarial agency that prides itself on its record of excellence, is on a train, traveling to a site to see why three secretaries in a row have not even lasted one day to complete a temporary job for which they are provided accommodations and a generous salary.
When the h arrives at the site and comes upon the professor/requester, hilarity ensues. He is nothing short of eccentric and I don't think I've laughed as hard reading a book. It was a tonic.
The h is appalled and understands immediately why no one has been able to withstand working for this guy, but she decides she's going to take on the work, and in the process, she falls in love with the place, and has some time to take stock of her life and her priorities.
There's a bit of mystery, a trip to Paris, a spurned fiance, a duplicitous aunt, and the occasional damsel in distress.
Highly recommended; you'll feel refreshed after reading this book!