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Almost a Crime

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One of Vincenzi’s contemporary novels, set in the nineties as New Labour come to power. Octavia and Tom Flemming seem to have it all till Octavia discovers that Tom is having an affair and her life utterly falls apart. If you like the characters in the books you read to be likeable then maybe best to avoid this one as there’s barely a decent human being amongst the whole cast of their friends and families, but it’s thrillingly compelling to watch as their lives and marriage crumble.

If you like Penny Vincenzi you might also like to read books by Victoria Clayton, Julian Fellowes and Elizabeth Jane Howard.

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Almost a Crime by Penny Vincenzi

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. Nothing and no one in the charmed circle in which the Flemings move can escape: not their children, not their friends, not even the one thing that seemed beyond reach - their own professional success.

Reviews

Deliciously readable * Daily Mail * Like an illicit lover, I have been sloping off all week to snatch another hour's pleasure with ALMOST A CRIME * Jilly Cooper * I defy any reader, once they've taken the smallest nibble, not to gobble it all down * Sunday Express *


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

25th January 2007

Author

Penny Vincenzi

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
736 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755332656

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