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No Angel by Penny Vincenzi
  

No Angel

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This is the first in Vincenzi’s Spoils of Time trilogy that follows the Lyttons and their eponymous publishing house from the Edwardian belle époque to the ???? – though No Angel stops in the 1920s. Celia Lytton, the matriarch of the family, is a wonderful character and the plot is exquisitely written as the era’s decadence is halted when war comes and as the men go off to fight women’s live are inexorably changed. A thrilling read that will have you grabbing the next one (Something Dangerous) the moment you’ve finished.

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

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No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

Celia Lytton, strong-willed, tough and courageous, 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.

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Highly addictive * Daily Telegraph * I was hooked right from the first page to the final, fantastic twist * New Woman * Packed with passion, pain, pace and palaver * Daily Mail *


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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Publication date

3rd July 2006

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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

9780755332403

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