By Celia Imrie
Theresa is determined for a transformation. pressured into early retirement, bored to death with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious kids, she sells her Highgate apartment and strikes to the picture-perfect city of Bellevue-sur-Mer, simply outdoor great.
With its attractive villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village flickers like a diamond at the French Mediterranean coast. as soon as the hideaway of artists and writers, it really is now domestic to the ordinary rock icon and Hollywood celeb, and, as Theresa quickly discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There's Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile British television famous person Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe together with her surprisingly younger face and penchant for white wine – and the artful Brian who catches Theresa's eye…
As Theresa settles to the light rhythm of seashore existence she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. besides the fact that, lifestyles is rarely relatively so simple as it sort of feels and as skeletons begin to fall out of numerous closets, Theresa starts to wonder whether lifestyles at the French Riviera is kind of as great because it first appeared…
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Endemic Gen. Seed PI. China, 1993: 764-766, fig. 230, map 230. 9 Tribal assignment: trib. BAMBUSEAE, subtrib. ARUNDINARIINAE 9 Number of species known: 6. 9 Distribution: CHINA: Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Hubei, Henan, Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Ninxia Huizu. 9 Habitat: In broad-leaved and conifer forests, sometimes in pure stands. -. " .. ~ Map 4: Distribution of Bashania .. 40 Bashania auctiaurita YI 9 Taxonomic and nomenclatural references: Bashania auctiaurita Yi in Bull. Bot. Res. 6 (4), 1986: 27, fig.
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