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la storia di Louise, una donna ancora giovane, la cui vita sembra andare in pezzi: svanito il sogno di fare l'attrice, si ritrova cassiera in un teatro. Il matrimonio con un attore è ormai in crisi da tempo. Anche la suocera, una ex modella molto glamour, ancora bellissima, contribuisce a far sentire Louise sempre più tagliata fuori. Fino a che, un giorno, rovistando in una delle librerie di Charing Cross, troverà un prezioso grigio libriccino, un trattato di eleganza degli anni '60. Louise comincia a leggerlo e già dalle prime pagine una voce sembra sussurrarle qualcosa: partire dall'eleganza per far fronte ai suoi problemi e riacquistare la fiducia in se stessa.
- ISBN: 8884512522
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 324
- Data di uscita: 09-05-2003
Kathleen Tessaro, Elegance (Morrow, 2003) There is a particular passage in the book-within-a-book Elegance that defines, in a far more eloquent way, something I've been trying to pinpoint about the major problem with the fashion industry, and a major problem with western culture in general. “However, Leggi tutto
Love the cover - didn't like the book. When I got to the alphabetised 'F' chapter which concerned the 'elegance of wearing fur', I chucked the book down and said an expression that also started with the letter 'F' :)
Καλούτσικο ήταν. Κατά το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του τουλάχιστον, γιατί προς το τέλος με κούρασε λίγο.
I thought this book would be just another Bridget Jones knock-off. And in many ways it was. (I swear some of the scenes were practically lifted from that book.) But at times there was surprising depth to Elegance. Let's start with the irritations. How many American-girls-living-in-London books are g Leggi tutto
My review from BookCrossing: Read it on the plane on the way to Seattle for a work trip. If it *is* chick lit, it's some of the cleanest I've ever read. . . A moderately interesting book, we walk through a self-made makeover as the main character (I've forgotten her name and the book is at the hotel) Leggi tutto
I read the abridged audio version of this book. This story is about a thirty-ish woman stuck in a dead end job who is married to a man who has no sex drive and is more interested in decorating their living room (and if you can't see the reason coming a mile away well then you simply haven't read eno Leggi tutto
A cut above most Chick Lit, this book is funny and well written. Louise Canova discovers an old book called Elegance, written to advise women (and this is an actual book!). At the same time, she is feeling that she and her husband have drifted apart. Louise moves in with her friend Colin and his roo Leggi tutto
First book to read of Tessaro's and have been a big fan of hers ever since. This book strikes the perfect balance between an "easy read" and a story with substance. Remained involved in the story and was rooting for the heroine.
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