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Finding Philippe: Lost in France...

by Elizabeth Edmondson

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1947. Vicky escapes her tyrannical wealthy family in England and flees to the south of France to find whether her wartime husband, Philippe, is alive or dead. The web of intrigue and coincidence is a bit unbelievable, but still an entertaining read. ( )
  pennykaplan | Oct 24, 2015 |
I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Pewsey's Mountjoy novels; these books are up there for me in terms of enjoyment with Anne Tyler. I love them and it's shameful they aren't in print any more!

Finding Philippe is not part of the series; with Loosing Larry they are the books she wrote after the Mountjoy Series.

I really wished I had loved this book but sadly I was quite disappoionted. I don't think the characters were described well enough, the plot got very confusing, at least for me and I found that although I liked the characters I wasn't really rooting for them. I didn't care enough. At times the writing seems to skip too quickly and it made it a bit disjointed.

Vicky heads to France to discover what happened to her French wartime lover Philippe and to escape from her overbearing father and a family she doesn't get on with. Julius, a reluctant lawyer is sent by Vicky's father to find her and together they try and unravel the mystery of Philippe's disappearance. Julius, a lawyer also escaping from bleak England in the late 1940's becomes embroiled in the story.

Now, there are still some nice passages, but it is a bit predicatble in parts and confusing in others parts.

I really wish Elizabeth Pewsey would write more as I am in general a very big fan. ( )
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In the late nineteen-forties, Vicky Hampden leaves the rationing and gloom of post-war London and goes to France to look for her wartime lover, Philippe d'Icere.

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