t seemed at least midthirties in mindset. However, the romance was only a sidebar to the overall story, anyway, and the story had a minimum of violence while still being suspenseful so three cheers for that!
I decided to stay with the British estate mystery theme, though this protagonist is considerably different than Lord Peter, being a twentyseven year old "plus size" woman living in the early 1980s... So far, it's very amusing and delightfully written. I'm hoping for a fun, cozy and suspenseful read. Jan 1, 1993
Cannell appeals to the sides of me that like mashups. You've got a standard Romance premise combined with a cozy mystery plot, and the whole thing cracks me up.
Oct 27, 2016
I really dislike the whole fattothin story line, since it assumes that A. skinny is better than fat B. fat is the fault of individuals lacking willpower and C. fat people don’t have happy love lives. But a woman gets to spend six months cleaning and decorating a Victorian faux castle on a huge budget, and who doesn’t dream of that? Probably just us folks who moved frequently, subscribed to multiple home magazines, and always went to The Parade of Homes, mostly to talk about all the unappealing features of modern homebuilding.
Oh, and the girl gets a guy who’s a really good cook. And a chummy housekeeper and a sweet old gardener. Staff to do the bits one doesn’t like? So much win.
Ellie Haskell is a hapless young woman who is too chubby, too old, and too clumsy for life to take her seriously and bring her a man. Now, I am not a romance reader and this book is no typical romance......., you will not find here a long drawn out scene in which the main character experiences "flutterings" and "butterflies". Instead, you will find a thwarted Ellie eating an entire box of eclaires on her own (which we all know is the real story behind heartache and longing), or buying an outfit, reccomended by well meaning friends, that only seems to expand her already expanded figure. No, what we have here is one of the most believeable female characters in modern literature. She is funny, endearing, realistic and completely loveable. This story is also a fine mystery novel..., it's not a mind bender or crime buster sort, just a fun romp through the English countryside with a fun old story to uncover along with Ellie. It is well written, and an easy book to pick up and get right back to if life demands that you leave off reading for a bit. It's also a good book to binge on if you can cuddle in bed and read the night through (which is my m.o. when it comes to a good book). Enjoy! This is the first book in the Ellie Haskell series. It is more of a novel with hunt of a mystery. It is an easy and relaxing read with no sex or graphics volience.
Ellie Simons looked at the letter on violet green stationary in voting her to Berlin's Court for a reunion of the family. Ellie was not sure she want to go and hear all the negative comments about herself. She hired Bentley T. Haskell to escort to the affair. After some unfavourable comments Ellie informs the group that Ben his her fiancee. A few months later, Uncle Merlin dies. At the funeral and will reading, Ellie and Ben find themselves inheriting the estate provided the accomplish the following Ellie needs to lose 63 pounds and Ben must write a book without sex and foul language. They must live at Merlin Court for six months and find the treasure. If they fail to do so, the estate will be divided into equal to the rest of the
family. Will Ellie and Ben complete their tasks in the time frame? What a bloody mess. Cannell adopts a 1930s, Agatha Christielike style for her debut novel, which is a pleasant enough mystery for about twothirds of its length. But then the author loses all sense of reality.
The heroinenarrator, an interior decorator obsessed with food, utters howler after howler (“I desired a roast beef sandwich with horseradish and pickled onions with a wanton savagery that I had never felt for any man”), and her romance with an oddball male escort almost – but not quite –plunges the book into “so bad it’s good” territory:
Ben: “This is how it could have been if only I had confessed my love before you went and got so skinny.”
Ellie: “Part of me will always hunger for the wrong foods but I have to tell you that I am not prepared to eat myself back to my old proportions so you can prove the integrity of your love.”
The biggest headscratcher of all is that, somehow, this amateurish junk food was included by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of its “100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century.”
Ellie, overweight and unhappy, hires Ben to pretend to be her boyfriend for a family reunion.
You know how sometimes you finish a book and you're glad that's done? Yep, this was one of those. I definitely wouldn't have made it through if it weren't for the fact that I read this along with my 87year old mom (she didn't like it, either). Ellie is shrill and her 'relationship' with Ben is painful. Every interaction they have is a series of sniping and confidence busters yet it turns out that they both love one another. Yuckhard pass on the other 12 books in the series. This is one of my alltime favorites. Overweight Ellie Simons hires Bentley T. Haskell to pose as her boyfriend for a weekend visit to her uncle's estate. He dies and leaves the estate to them if Ellie can loose weight and Bentley write clean and decent book and they both can solve the mystery. It was such a zany idea especially when the protagonists become attracted to each other. Ellie, especially, is a very well developed character and the action in the book is zany and fun. All in all, it's a pleasant way to spend a few hours. The Thin Woman Ebook EPub Dorothy Cannell The Thin Woman, Dorothy Cannell, Crimeline Des Milliers De Livres Avec La Livraison Chez Vous Enjour Ou En Magasin Avec % De RductionThe Thin Woman Cannell, Dorothy Livres NotRetrouvez The Thin Woman Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Thin Woman Ebook EPub Roy Ellison Achat EbookThe Thin Woman, Roy Ellison, Smashwords Des Milliers De Livres Avec La Livraison Chez Vous Enjour Ou En Magasin Avec % De Rduction The Thin Woman By Dorothy Cannell Goodreads THE THIN WOMAN G Cannell, Dorothy St In Ellie Haskell Series Overweight And Unmarried, Ellie Simons Balks At The Prospect Of Attending Her Family Reunion But With A Hired Escort In Tow Posing As Husband She Summons The Courage To Go, Little Realizing That The Weekend Will Lead To Unexpected Romance, A Treasure Hunt And Murder The Story Was Quite Light And I Wasn T Taken With TheThe Thin Woman Feminism, Post Structuralism And The Thin Woman Provides An In Depth Discussion Of Anorexia Nervosa From A Feminist Social Psychological Standpoint The Thin Woman Feminism, Post Structuralism And The Thin Woman Represents A Useful, Inspirational, Theoretical And Methodical Resource For Anyone Interested In The Issues Of Anorexia Nervosa And, Indeed, Anyone Who Is Concerned To Question The Status And Effects Of Our Current Knowledge About The Social World The Thin Woman EBook By Helen Malson The Thin Woman EBook By Helen MalsonRakuten Kobo Read The Thin Woman Feminism, Post Structuralism And The Social Psychology Of Anorexia Nervosa By Helen Malson Available From Rakuten Kobo The Thin Woman Provides An In Depth Discussion Of Anorexia Nervosa From A Feminist Social Psychological Standpoint The Thin Woman By Dorothy Cannell About The Thin Woman In The Delectable Debut That Earned Her Instant Acclaim, Award Winning Author Dorothy Cannell Serves Up A Murder Mystery To Be Savored Ellie Simons Longs To Be Thin And Married But With Her Single Minded Passion For Clairs And Clotted Cream, Her HDLR The Thin Woman By Author Dorothy CannellThin Woman By Author Dorothy Cannell Published On October,will Give You New Experience In Reading A Book Download And Read Online The Thin Woman By Author Dorothy Cannell Published On October,Dorothy Cannell AELQBRID Read The Thin Woman By Author Dorothy Cannell Published On October,by Dorothy Cannell For Online Ebook The Thin Woman ByThe Thin Woman By Dorothy Cannell , Trade Ellie Simons Is A Single Career Woman Who S A Bit Overweight And Compares Herself Unfavorably With Her Cousin Vanessa, A Glamorous Model See Details The Thin Woman By Dorothy Cannell , Paperback See Allpre Owned Listings THE THIN WOMANG
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Overweight and unmarried, Ellie Simons balks at the prospect of attending her family reunion. But with a hired escort in towposing as husbandshe summons the courage to go, little realizing that the weekend will lead to unexpected romance, a treasure huntand murder.
The story was quite light and I wasn't taken with the protagonist. It was good but definitely not great. Wonderful. I loved the plot, the characters, and the mystery. I will read the next one!