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  • ISBN: 9781743548103
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/04/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $32.99

A French Wedding is a novel filled with love, lies, fights, friendship and feasts, which reads like a love triangle between The Big Chill, Chocolat and Les Petits Mouchoirs ("Little White Lies").

Max is turning forty. All he wants for his birthday is for his six oldest friends to come to France to eat, dance, drink and laugh for one weekend. And to finally declare his secret, undying love for his best friend, Helen.

Juliette gave up her dream of owning an acclaimed Parisian restaurant to return to her tiny coastal village and nurse her aging parents. But she finds her home much changed, even the boulangerie where she first learned to love baking has fallen upon hard times. Now, as she tries to find her way to a new future, Max's birthday weekend may just provide the new beginning Juliette is wishing for... but at whose cost?


"Charming" Frances Whiting, author of Walking on Trampolines

"Sensuous" Australian Women's Weekly

"Heart-warming" Sunday Canberra Times

"Irresistible" Sun Herald

Author Information

Hannah Tunnicliffe is the author of two previous novels, The Colour of Tea and Season of Salt and Honey. She is founder and co-author of the blog Fork and Fiction, which, unsurprisingly, explores her twin loves - books and food. Although a self-confessed nomad, she currently lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughters.

Born in New Zealand, Hannah Tunnicliffe is a self-confessed nomad. She has previously lived in Canada, Australia, England, Macau and, while travelling Europe, a campervan named Fred.

Prior to becoming an author, Hannah was the Human Resources Director for a 4000-employee business in Macau, China. On the completion of a qualification in career counselling she finally decided to apply her learning to herself and quit her job to 'follow her natural enthusiasms'. Among a number of other pursuits (career counseller, fundraising for a local orphanage, eating her body weight in dim sum) she dedicated herself to writing 1000 words per day. Those days and efforts became the first draft for her debut novel, The Colour of Tea (Pan Macmillan, 2011). The Colour of Tea has since been published in seven different languages and was a national bestseller in Canada.

Season of Salt and Honey (Pan Macmillan, 2015) is Hannah Tunnicliffe's second novel, set in Washington State, U.S.A, and inspired by her time living among coastal rainforest in Vancouver, Canada, where her first daughter was born. It explores themes of grief and escape, love and hope and is punctuated with delicious recipes, including several traditional Sicilian dishes and sweets.

Aside from writing, food is Hannah's other great passion. She is founder and co-author of the blog 'Fork and Fiction' which, unsurprisingly, explores her twin loves - books and food. When she is not writing or reading, she can usually be found baking or eating and sometimes all four at the same time (which is probably somewhat hazardous).

Hannah Tunnicliffe currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and daughters.