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Something Dangerous by Penny Vincenzi
  

Something Dangerous

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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.

If you like Penny Vincenzi you might also like to read books by Barbara Taylor Bradford, Victoria Clayton and Julian Fellowes.

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Synopsis

Something Dangerous by Penny Vincenzi

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...

Reviews

Seductively readable * The Times * Every Penny Vincenzi is a guaranteed bestseller * Grazia * Highly addictive * Daily Telegraph * Penny Vincenzi dazzlingly combines the old-fashioned virtues of gripping storytelling with the up-to-the-minute contemporary feel for emotional depth and insight into the lives of the characters. She is a supreme stylist and clever writer. -- Elizabeth Buchan


About the Author

Penny Vincenzi

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2006

Author

Penny Vincenzi

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
736 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Sagas and Romance
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755332410

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