On the Riviera: A Novel

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iUniverse, Jan 11, 2011 - Fiction - 112 pages
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But I think that Life, and with that I also mean Love, comes firstits the only thing that one has in the final secondsthe knowledge that one has had time, and sense, to live, breath, love and enjoy the time one has been given I expect that all sounds a bit soppy me sitting on a hill in France and not being in a lovely lane near Cockshott! But I do KNOW, I have been there myselfand I have never been surer. For me, at any rate.


In the south of France, when the Scott Fitzgeralds, the Murphys, Picasso, and Jean Cocteau lived and worked during the Jazz Age, the French Riviera became famous. Now, Nicole Bennett goes there to retrace their steps and try to discover who followed after them.

Disenchanted with her award-winning acting career as well as her one-year marriage to Nigel, she seeks to make a significant change in her life. She leaves London and attempts to fulfill her dream of writing a book about the writers who lived and worked in the south of France.

In Cannes, she meets new people and falls in love with the incredible scenery. While rediscovering the charm and magic of the Riviera, she is influenced by other writersGraham Green, Dirk Bogarde, Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway who once walked the same streets and enjoyed the same experiences. Its now up to Nicole to recreate the magic they all found.


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Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen

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About the author (2011)

Elizabeth Sharland is an actress, author, and producer. She trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, has written ten books, has had five plays produced, and is an editor at Palm Beach Society. Married with one son, she lives in New York, London, and West Palm Beach.

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