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A Christmas to Remember: The festive feel-good romance from the Sunday Times bestselling author, Anton Du Beke (The Buckingham Hotel)

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I can see how how his books might become a bit of a secret pleasure for me and that they bring joy and pleasure to those who read them. The addition of some Austrian and German characters brings alive the fear felt by a lot of people during those times. All eyes below stairs are however on Nancy as she frets on what the future holds once she is a married woman and the possibility that she might have to give up the job she loves. With a touring dance company in the ballroom and Billy once again acting as the eyes and ears of the hotel for Mr Charles and his spymasters the novel moves between storylines and individual characters predicaments with aplomb, maintaining a brisk pace and keeping the entire story intriguing. If I was to be critical however, this was for me the weakest story of the three books and a little disappointing.

There are a multitude of things happening- from a potentially suspicious death to espionage, love, drama and the thrills and spills of life in a glamorous hotel. What a wonderful continuation of the life and lives of all at the Buckingham Hotel, I have like the two books before, been unable to put this book down till I finished it. This deeply personal and supportive series offers listeners an honest and relatable insight into how some the UK's best-known celebrities have coped with mental health difficulties, ranging from OCD to insomnia, addiction to grief, and depression to anxiety. When fiercely independent chambermaid Nancy Nettleton first moved to London and the Buckingham Hotel, the last thing on her mind was finding love, let alone falling for the debonair demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise.My grandaughter, not a reader by any description but a lover of dance may very well enjoy this book and if it brings more lovers of dance to books, that's pretty wonderful, too. Be swept away by the new breath-taking romantic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author and Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke. The Greatest Secret, the long-awaited major work by Rhonda Byrne, lays out the next quantum leap in a journey that will take the listener beyond the material world and into the spiritual realm, where all possibilities exist. Welcome to the Grand Ballroom of the Buckingham Hotel, a place of music and magic, of magnificence and splendour.

But I did find it a slog - it was hard going in places and took me much longer to read than a book often does. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. As Strictly's longest running professional dancer, and now Judge, Anton is the perfect author to lead the reader to the dancefloor as never before. Thankfully we’ve got some much needed escapism to look forward to as the nights draw in, with Strictly back on our screens – and of course… a particularly good book to curl up with! There was actually little about Christmas if I am honest till right at the very end - but the picture painted of the tree in the grand reception of The Buckingham Hotel was good.

Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Liking a bit of strictly, and listening to the gentleman when he talks, I was expecting it to be a cheesy read based around Mr Du Bekes dancing career, turned into a story to make it more readable than just an autobiography of sorts.

Eliminate negativity and change your life with best-selling author, happiness expert and life coach Domonique Bertolucci. I'd been struggling to find something that grabbed my attention, but caught sight of the name and wondered to myself whether it was the dancer I have seen on strictly over the years. I have to say I was very impressed as the book was very well written and very easy to read - I flew through the book as it was very enjoyable and I didn’t want to put it down. Meanwhile Lord Edgerton’s stepdaughter, reformed addict Vivienne, is unbeknownst to him still continuing her good works and putting her allowance towards the Daughters of Salvation charitable enterprise, ably assisted by Raymond’s wide boy younger brother, Artie.

The fig tree is there, too, when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, when the teenagers vanish. Whilst it may sound a little like a finalé, I’m sure our characters wouldn’t give me a moment’s peace if I didn’t continue telling their stories, especially with war drawing ever closer and lives set to change in so many ways… Here’s another spoiler: there’s still more to come! A re-read after reading the first two in the series, I enjoyed this even more this time around as I now knew the backgrounds and stories of the various characters. This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees. If a refund or reimbursement is payable to you, we will transfer the money using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.

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