Penny Vincenzi - Author

About the Author

Penny Vincenzi is one of the UK`s best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first novel, Old Sins, was published in 1989, she has written sixteen bestselling novels, most recently A Perfect Heritage and the number one bestsellers The Decision, The Best of Times and An Absolute Scandal.

Her first 'proper' job was at the Harrods Library, aged sixteen, after which she went to secretarial college. She joined the Mirror and later became a journalist, writing for The Times, the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Several years later, over seven million copies of Penny's books have been sold worldwide and she is universally held to be the 'doyenne of the modern blockbuster' Glamour.

Penny Vincenzi has four daughters, and divides her time between London and Gower, South Wales.

 

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Fellow novelist SOPHIE KING on PENNY VINCENZI

I met Penny during my time as a journalist and thought she was wonderful. She's given me advice over the years as well as a quote for my own covers.  Penny's books have a wide cast of characters so there's something for most of us. She's also got a gift for creating settings so the smells and colours leap out of the pages.

Featured books by Penny Vincenzi

Other books by Penny Vincenzi

A Question of Trust

A Question of Trust

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ... the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express 1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage, and most of all, his love for his child.

A Question of Trust

A Question of Trust

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ... the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express 1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage, and most of all, his love for his child.

A Question of Trust

A Question of Trust

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ... the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express 1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage, and most of all, his love for his child.

dontes

dontes

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Szerelem Az onerobol ingatlanmagnassa lett Matt Shaw es a ragyogo divatszerkeszto, Eliza Clark tortenete a hatvanas evek Londonjatol a fenyuzo Milanoig es az elegans New Yorkig ivel. Hazassag... Eliza es Matt hazassaga szenvedelyes es bonyolult. Kerdes, hogy kepesek-e megmenteni, vagy utjaik vegervenyesen elvalnak. Gyermek... Emmie, rajongva szeretett, koraven kislanyuk egyutt tartja es el is valasztja oket. Es vegul egy fajdalmas dontes, amelyet a birosagon hoznak meg, ott, ahol feny derul az igazsagra, es ahol feltarulnak a titkok... "e;Elvarazsol az elejetol a vegeig."e; (Evening Standard) "e;Egy hatalmas doboz gyonyoru, kezzel keszitett csokoladetruffel irodalmi megfeleloje - valodi kenyeztetes."e; (Woman and Home) "e;Penny Vincenzi konyvei 1989 ota vannak a bestsellerlistak elen, es meg sosem okoztak csalodast."e; (Glamour) A Konyvjelzo magazin 2013. juniusi szamaban megjelent cikk: Boldogsagtol a birosagig

Szepseges orokseg

Szepseges orokseg

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A Farrell-haz az ikonikus arcapolo termek, a Krem otthona, amelynek ekszerdobozhoz hasonlo zaszloshajojaba, a Berkeley Arcade-en allo Boltba 1953 ota todulnak a nok. A Farrellnel a vevo szamithat arra, hogy megkapja azt a bizonyos szemelyes pluszt. A legendas Athina Farrell meg mindig a ceg jelkepes vezetoje, a Berkeley Arcade-on pedig a maga kiralysagaban Florence Hamilton a legnagyobb diszkrecioval latja el a vevoket a ceg termekeivel. Florence kereskedelmi tanacsado - es emellett fontos titkok tudoja. De termeszetesen a kozmetikai ipar vilaga is valtozoban van, es az egykor dicso napokat megelt Farrell most hanyatlik; vevoiket elcsabitottak a divatosabb markak. Ekkor lep a szinre Bianca Bailey, a felelmetesen ratermett uzletasszony, harom gyermek anyja, aki mindig eleri, amit akar. Athina es Bianca egymas ellen feszulnek a Farrell jovoje kapcsan. Kettejuk parharcanak hattereben feltarul a mult, a maga ambicioival, szenvedelyeivel es titkaival. Ez a konyv a tulelesrol szol... es egy ertekes oroksegrol.. "e;Senki nem ir olyan szellemesen es magaval ragadoan, mint Penny Vincenzi."e; (USA Today) "e;Mint egy pohar pezsgo: habzo, elvezetes, es nem lehet betelni vele."e; (Daily Express) "e;Beszippantja az embert, es reggelig olvastatja magat."e; (Boston Globe) "e;Penny sosem hagyja cserben hu olvasoit."e; (Daily Express) Penny Vincenzi Nagy-Britannia egyik legnepszerubb szerzoje, tobb mint tizenot besteller szerzoje. Tobbek kozott a The Timesnal, a Daily Mailnel es a Cosmopolitannel dolgozott ujsagirokent, mielott belefogott volna a regenyirasba. Koteteibol eddig tobb mint hetmillio peldanyt adtak el vilagszerte.

A Perfect Heritage

A Perfect Heritage

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953.At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands. Enter Bianca Bailey, formidable business woman, mother of three, and someone who always gets her way. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell but it is the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder.Here is a tale of survival ... and a kind of promise.

A Perfect Heritage

A Perfect Heritage

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands. Enter Bianca Bailey, formidable business woman, mother of three, and someone who always gets her way. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell but it is the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder. Here is a tale of survival ... and a perfect heritage.

Love In The Afternoon and Other Delights

Love In The Afternoon and Other Delights

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

From her sweeping novels to her searing journalism, Penny Vincenzi has been writing all her life, and this is a collection of her work brought together in a single edition for the first time. As well as ten stunning short stories, Penny also shares some of her thoughts on a huge range of subjects from love and relationships to work and families, and gives us a peek at the tantalising first chapter of her new novel, A KIND OF PROMISE - making LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON AND OTHER DELIGHTS a must-have for any Vincenzi fan.

Delights

Delights

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2012

In this ebook exclusive short story collection, four unforgettable stories of love, family, heartbreak and hope by Penny Vincenzi, the acclaimed Sunday Times bestselling author of The Decision and The Best of Times, are available together for the first time. Told in Penny's unique voice, The Mermaid, Fair Exchange, Knowing Best and The Brooch are four unmissable stories in which a young woman battles to be accepted by her boyfriend's son, a divorced couple rediscover their passion for one another, a young couple's marriage comes perilously close to disaster, and a feud over a missing brooch separates two sisters for over a decade. With this collection, Penny Vincenzi explores the passions, jealousies, truths and lies that bring lovers and families together, and that can tear them apart.

More Than You Know

More Than You Know

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2012

Windfall

Windfall

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a fortune. She is determined to be sensible, to stay in control. Suddenly, for the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes. She starts to question her marriage, her past, her present and future. The money gives her confidence, and her husband Edward can only look on resentfully as she resumes her medical career, sheds some of her domestic burdens, and re-forms old relationships - one of them of a most dangerous kind. But where did her legacy really come from and why? Too soon the windfall has become a corrupting force. One that Cassia cannot resist...

The Dilemma

The Dilemma

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

Francesca's husband Bard needs her to tell just one little lie for him, and her life - their life, everything she's worked for and loved during their difficult marriage - will be safe. She has spent years making compromises for rich, successful Bard, and this might just be the final straw. Francesca has to think of herself and their children, and for once, she's the one in control. If she lies for him, everything will stay the same. But if she doesn't... Would Francesca really be willing to see Bard ruined and sent to jail? The Dilemma is an enthralling portrait of marriage and the true cost of falling in love.

Almost A Crime

Almost A Crime

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

Tom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage: he is a spin-doctor and she runs a consultancy to the charity industry. They are attractive, rich, successful...Then Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair and not only the discovery but the affair itself have consequences that are potentially fatal - both to the marriage and its power. For this is no ordinary affair, but one that leads to terror and danger, threatening other people, damaging other lives.

An Absolute Scandal

An Absolute Scandal

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

What do you do when you lose everything? It was one of the biggest scandals of the 80s. Lloyds. It started with just a few requests for money from various Names. And then the demands got bigger. And bigger. Until thousands of people found their lives ruined, homes gone and relationships wrecked. All because of money. When you do have it, its value isn't that important. When you don't - it's everything...

No Angel

No Angel

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

Spanning the belle epoque of the Edwarian era and into the roaring twenties, NO ANGEL is the first volume in a stunning series following the love, lies and divided loyalties of the Lytton dynasty. Celia Lytton always gets what she wants. Strong-willed, tough and courageous, she moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions - with the most far-reaching consequences for everyone... For her husband, Oliver, head of the great family publishing house of Lyttons; for Sylvia Miller, whose life of relentless poverty is transformed by Celia's intrusion; for Oliver's daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and for Sebastian Brooke, with whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all. Changing, shaping and altering their lives altogether, Celia is impulsive, impetuous, passionate - and utterly irresistible. Above all, she's no angel...

Absolute Scandal

Absolute Scandal

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2008

Penny Vincenzi, master of the contemporary blockbuster, returns with a moving, engaging portrait of people coping with a notorious financial disaster and its unpredictable emotional repercussions. Set during the boom-and-bust years of the 1980s, An Absolute Scandal follows the lives of a group of people drawn together by their mutual monetary woes when the great financial institution Lloyd's undergoes a devastating downturn. For Nigel Cowper, this means the destruction of his family business; his wife, Lucinda, is willing to do everything she can to help himexcept give up her irresistible lover. The powerful, charismatic banker Simon Beaumont and his wife, a highly successful advertising executive, lose everything they worked so hard to acquire; but the ultimate tragedy is something that neither one could have anticipated. The well-to-do are not the only ones suffering: a self-sufficient widow is suddenly deep in debt; a single mother struggles to maintain a comfortable home for her children; and a schoolmaster and his frustrated wife find that financial problems deepen the cracks in their troubled marriage. As their lives begin a downward spiral, these characters intersect in ways they never saw coming. Written in what has become her signature style of both wit and candor, Penny Vincenzi draws back the curtain and offers an inside view of the greed and social power plays that occur behind the closed doors of upper-crust society . . . where money isnt everything. Sometimes, its the only thing.

Sheer Abandon

Sheer Abandon

Author: Penny Vincenzi Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2007

A number-one bestseller from one of Britains most popular novelists, Sheer Abandon is an all-consuming story revolving around the consequences of a desperate act.Martha, Clio, and Jocasta meet by chance at Heathrow airport in 1985 as they are starting off on separate backpacking adventures, and they decide to spend the first few days of their trips together in Thailand. When they go their separate ways, they vow to get together in London the following year. But many years pass before the three cross paths again, and the once-capricious, carefree girls all now have thriving careers. One of them, however, harbors a terrible secret: On her return from her precollege excursion, she abandoned her just-born daughter at Heathrow. Clio has fulfilled her ambition of becoming a doctor, only to find herself trapped in a marriage to an arrogant surgeon who belittles her and her professional achievements. Martha is a highly paid corporate lawyer, just embarking on a political career. Dedicated to her job, she has had little time for personal relationships and lives a busy, but lonely, life. Jocasta, a tabloid newspaper reporter with an infallible instinct for the big story, is in love with a charming colleague who cant make the permanent commitment she longs for. The infant abandoned at Heathrow has grown up under the loving care of her adoptive family. Now a beautiful teenager named Kate, she sets out to find her birth mothera quest that unexpectedly brings the women together and exposes the secret buried so many years before. Impossible to put down, Sheer Abandon is top-notch womens fiction.From the Compact Disc edition.

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