Valley of the Dolls

by Jacqueline Susann

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

Relationship Stories

Valley of the Dolls Synopsis

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of this era-defining, record-breaking bestseller. Dolls - red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn't matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there's nowhere left to go but down - to the Valley of the Dolls.

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We are offering THREE lucky people the chance to win the Series 4 box set of the hit ITV period drama (RRP: £24.99). 1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset. The draw closes on the 31st August and the winner will be notified by the 7th September.

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Valley of the Dolls Press Reviews

'The kind of book most of its readers could not put down. I, for one, could not ... For me reading Valley of the Dolls was like reading a very, very long, absolutely delicious gossip column ... Magnetic' Nora Ephron

'Valley Of The Dolls remains a brave, bold, angry and, yes, definitely a feminist book. All that, and still about the most fun you can have without a prescription' -- Julie Burchill Guardian

'Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the raw side of love ... for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story-for romance with tears and oral sex' -- Michael Korda The New Yorker

'Valley of the Dolls remains a pop-culture touchstone: a gleefully salacious story of friendship, sex, backstabbing and pills ... Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the tawdry tale of Anne Welles, Jennifer North and Neely O'Hara hasn't lost its punch ... One of the most talked-about books of all time' New York Times

'50 years later, it's still spot on. The world's changed immensely but the climb to the top is still a tough one Michael Kors Much imitated, but never bettered' Daily Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780349008325
Publication date: 30/06/2016
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349008325
Publication date: 30th June 2016
Author: Jacqueline Susann
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Jacqueline Susann

Jacqueline Susann is a legend in American publishing. Her debut novel, Valley of the Dolls, published in 1966, has sold over 40 million copies in 30 languages. Susann was the first author to have three consecutive #1 books on the New York Times Best Seller List. She was married to her beloved husband, producer Irving Mansfield, until her untimely death on September 21, 1974, after a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. Susann's intensely private twelve-year fight to overcome the disease was not known publicly until after death. She was 56.

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