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Last Tango in Toulouse

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The year of her fiftieth birthday, Mary Moody ran away from home, family and work for six months to live in a remote French village. Her book about these experiences, Au Revoir, struck a chord with tens of thousands of readers across Australia. Yet those experiences were to mark a beginning rather than an end. They were six months that turned the rest of her life upside do ...more
Published January 1st 2003 by Pan MacMillan
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D.A. Cairns
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it
No doubt I am not part of the target demographic for this book. It used to belong to my mum, and it somehow found it's way onto my bookshelf, so I thought, why not? This was written by a television presenter which pretty much guaranteed a solid readership. If not written by someone with a public profile, I'm not sure it would have made it. However, that is a seperate issue.

Much of The Last Tango in Toulouse had nothing to do with the author's last tango in Toulouse which was the end of the affai
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Though I'm sure this book (sequel to Au revoir) would interest many who actually know the author as an Australian TV persona, I didn't really find all the talk about gardens, her travels and uncountable lunches, dinners and wine drinking with her large family and the friends she made in France, interesting. What I did find interesting was the affair this 50+ lady in mid crisis had, her thoughts and feelings that led her to have an affair, the consequences her actions had and the reaction of her ...more
Pamela Briant
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story of Mary Moody's journey in Australia, France, England, Kathmandu, Canada, etc. Lots of little anecdotes that made each of the trips memorable. Great discriptions of the many characters she has met and befriended along the way. It is also the story of Mary's emotional journey and how she deals with who she is and why she is the person she is now. It is a coming of age, albeit at 50. Enjoyable to read, cooking, plants and animals feature prominently in the book, as does her wonferful fam ...more
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
Curious enough about "what next" after Mary Moody's first novel Au Revoir: Running Away from Home at Fifty in this series to embark on the next, I was rewarded adequately as the author covers a lot of ground geographically and subjectively and there is as much to relate to as it is varied. If you want to step outside your own imperfect life for a while and into the story of someone else's albeit more exotic than my own, there's a pleasant experience in reading Last Tango in Toulouse.
Sep 18, 2007 rated it did not like it
I thought this would be an improvement on her first book. I was wrong!
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
An interesting read. The authors view of life after 50.
Denise Covey
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The final in the trilogy I think! Great finding yourself theme as Mary runs away from Australia to find herself in France.
Pam Weston
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very interesting book
Karen Elizabeth
May 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
really much more dull than i expected. not particularly recommended e cept for bits about life in village france.
Marijana Stojanovic
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Mary's sence of humor and her writing style.As someone who lived in Bathurst area in the same time as she is in this book,it is really close to home.She didn't go too much into details about a lot of things,which now makes me want to read the previous book as well.I am highly recommending this book and Mary as the writer.
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