London Holiday

London Holiday

by Richard Peck

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The perfect beach read and armchair travelogue--a wry, engaging, stylish novel of three women's escape into carefree London.

London Holiday opens in Mrs. Smith-Porter's cozy, prestigious London bed-and-breakfast, where the hotelier curiously awaits her three new American guests...

Best friends since long-ago childhood days, Lesley, a St. Louis society matron and do-gooder, Julia, a successful but lonely Manhattan interior designer, and Margo, a newly-divorced Chicago teacher with a teenage daughter, are all harboring unfulfilled dreams and desperate for a change from their ordinary lives. When a shocking act of violence reminds them how fragile life really is, the three friends decide it's time for a reunion and embark on a long-awaited trip to London.

Safe in the confines of Mrs. Smith-Porter's bed-and-breakfast, the women enter a whirlwind of tea in the garden, antique markets, picture-perfect countryside and ...romance. For each of them, the London holiday holds many surprises and "the epiphanies [they] experience pour over readers with the light, dry sparkle of good champagne" (Publishers Weekly).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786216352
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.77(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

Born in Decatur, IIlinois, Richard Peck has written over 41 books for young readers. He is the winner of the 1990 Margaret A. Edwards Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association in cooperation with the School Library Journal; the 1990 National Council of Teachers of English/ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to young adult literature; and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award. In 2001 Mr. Peck was awarded the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder.

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London Holiday 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
clue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A chick lit read in which 3 women who were childhood friends take a vacation trip to London after one of them, a teacher, has 2 tramatic life experiences. She divorces and within a year is shot in her classroom. The trip to London becomes a life altering trip for all three. It's a light read, one of those that is unrealistic but a good escape.
LesaHolstine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three women who were childhood friends reunite after 1 is shot, to spend time together in London. Their lives are dramatically changed by their time there & the landlady at their bed-and-breakfast.