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Forbidden Places by Penny Vincenzi
  

Forbidden Places

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Grace, Florence and Clarissa are three very different women with very different lives and this novel, Vincenzi’s fifth, is all about how the monumental events and social evolution of World War Two inexorably change them. Gripping, tantalising, packed with as many twists and turns as you expect from Vincenzi it’s a wonderful book about the effect of the war on how women could live.

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

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Synopsis

Forbidden Places by Penny Vincenzi

A spellbinding novel from Sunday Times Number One bestseller Penny Vincenzi: 'Seductively readable' The Times

Forbidden Places is about love and marriage, families and secrets, and about wartime and how it affects social values. It is a story of three women and one family. One is married and widowed within five years.

She is free to start again. Or is she? The second has a perfect husband she thinks she loves. He becomes a grotesque parody of what he once was.

Is that love real? The third becomes trapped in a nightmare marriage. Can the war free her?

Reviews

'Mesmerising from start to finish' * Evening Standard * 'A wonderful saga of passion, relationships and families' * Prima * 'Another absorbing page-turner, packed with believable characters' * Good Housekeeping *'


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

6th November 2006

Author

Penny Vincenzi

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
640 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9780755332649

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