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This is the second in Vincenzi’s glorious Spoils of Time trilogy and readers should definitely start at the beginning with No Angel. Celia Lytton’s children are all grown up and Something Dangerous focuses on their lives as twenties roar into the thirties and war once more threatens the family’s fortunes. Twins Venetia and Adele have the world at their feet, Giles is trying to find his, Kit is racing towards adulthood and Barty Miller, who was adopted from London’s slums by Celia, is thrust into New York life and finds everything very different from how she expected it to be. Vincenzi creates a lustrous world, full of fascinating detail and entrancing characters and with this trilogy she is at the top of her game.
The dazzling Lytton twins, Adele and Venetia, are born into the great Lytton publishing empire. In 1928, on their eighteenth birthday, they are rich and admired, with a confidence verging on arrogance. But the spectre of Nazi Germany is growing...Gradually their privileged world darkens in unimaginable ways - but it is not just the twins whose lives have been irrevocably changed. Barty Miller, rescued from the London slums in babyhood by Celia Lytton, is clever, ambitious, and a complete contrast to the twins - and she faces temptation of the most unexpected kind...
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||3rd July 2006|
|Publisher:||Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 ...More About Penny Vincenzi