Love in a Warm Climate is out now, available in the 3 for 2 at both Waterstone’s and Smith’s. I urge you to buy it please, not only to see which character you think is based on whom (!) but to ensure I can afford to keep Leo in football boots, Olivia in laptops, Bea in chocolate biscuits and, most importantly, myself in matching underwear….
PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK!
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Helena Frith Powell was born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Italian father, but grew up mainly in England. She is the author of eleven books, translated into several languages including Chinese and Russian. She wrote the French Mistress column The Sunday Times about life in France for several years. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Tatler Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Helena has been the editor of four magazines, including M Magazine, a supplement for the Abu Dhabi-based National Newspaper and FIVE, a high-end fashion glossy, also published in Abu Dhabi. Helena was also editor-in-chief of 360 Life, a quarterly glossy magazine published with the Sports 360 Newspaper in Dubai, part of the Chalhoub Group.
Helena contributes regularly to UK-based newspapers and magazines and holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. She is working on a thriller set in Sweden as well as a novel about the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield called Sense of an Echo.
In 2022 her short story The Japanese Gardener came second in the Fish Publishing Short Story Prize. One of her stories was also shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize. When she’s not writing, she works as a headhunter for the media and entertainment industry for the Sucherman Group.
Helena, who was educated at Durham University, lives in the Languedoc region of France with her husband Rupert and their three children.
More France Please, we’re British; Gibson Square 2004
Two Lipsticks and a Lover 2005; Gibson Square (hardback)
All You Need to be Impossibly French; (US version of above) Penguin 2006
Two Lipsticks and a Lover; Arrow Books (paperback) 2007
Ciao Bella Gibson Square; (hardback) 2006
Ciao Bella Gibson Square; (paperback) 2007
So Chic! (French version of Two Lipsticks) Leduc Editions 2008 (also translated into Chinese, Russian and Thai)
More, More France; Gibson Square 2009
To Hell in High Heels; Arrow Books 2009 (also translated into Polish)
The Viva Mayr Diet; Harper Collins 2009
Love in a Warm Climate; Gibson Square 2011
The Ex-Factor; Gibson Square 2013
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles; Gibson Square 2016
The Arnolfini Marriage; Amazon Kindle December 2016
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles (paperback); Gibson Square spring 2018
The Longest Night; Gibson Square spring 2019
I bought the book already on amazon.com. Unfortunately, it will take around month and a half for the book to reach NYC:( But it’s ok!:)
Am looking forward to this new venture especially after our coffee last year in Knightsbridge so I will finally find out. We cannot have you without matching underwear can we & the children going without. Am really looking forward to reading this – watch this space. Love LA XXXX
Love in a warm climate:
I had this book on preorder and just finished reading it.
It is spirit lifting and entertaining, a feel good and heart warming book.
I found the book hard to put down.
I liked Sophie´s caracter from being funny, goodhearted hardworking woman who values familylife.
The book has Sophie`s story about marriage, children, divorce, moving to an other country and starting a new life.
Couldn`t stop laughing at fanny part´s of the story, like having a cat between legs when Sophie starts to look after herself better.
And having a French woman with to buy potions and lotions. I coulnd`t stop laughing when red what happpens bulangerie´s personal life and
all the stories of Sophies best friends.
The story describes French women`s attitudes towards love, sex and life in general. The allure of French women is made perfectly clear in this book.
I think the majority of women can easily imagine how devastated and humiliated Sophie was after finding woman´s bra from her husband`s bag. And how she survived.
The author describes Sophie`s caracter so well and lively, it feel`s like having Sophie as friend.
Now that I`ve finished the book I am hoping to read one day what shall happen next in Sophies life.
Thank you Helena, you have made a good work.