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Outrageous Affair by Penny Vincenzi
  

Outrageous Affair

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This is Vincenzi’s third novel and certainly one of her best. It opens with the suicide of a well-loved actor in the early 70s and we’re quickly told that revelations in a forthcoming book about him may be to blame. We’re then thrust back to a war time romance between a young over-sexed British girl and a handsome GI that results in the birth of a little girl who’s promptly put up for adoption. What happens to this little girl, raised in America by her father, and her mother’s other family who know nothing of their illegitimate sister is scandalously gripping and exciting.

If you like Penny Vincenzi you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Jane Howard, Victoria Clayton and Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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Outrageous Affair by Penny Vincenzi

A dazzling novel from Sunday Times Number One bestseller Penny Vincenzi: 'Mesmerising from start to finish' Evening Standard A mysterious, tragic accident in the 1950s; an inexplicable suicide twenty years later. What was the strange link between the two - and Caroline Hunterton's long-buried past? A secret which could not be kept for ever, especially from her two daughters, Chloe and Fleur. Fate had separated the sisters in time and distance - but bound them in mutual hatred - until journalist Magnus Phillips decided to tell the story that would tear their lives apart.

Moving from wartime Suffolk to fifties Hollywood, from glitzy Madison Avenue to London's theatrical aristocracy and the machinations of cheque-book publishing, An Outrageous Affair explores the extraordinary, sometimes fatal, consequences of truth.

Reviews

'The literary equivalent of a huge box of beautiful hand-made chocolate truffles - a total indulgence' * Ideal Home * 'A super read that will keep you guessing right until the end' * Company * 'Penny Vincenzi is a supreme stylist and clever writer. Reading her is an addictive experience' * 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

11th September 2006

Author

Penny Vincenzi

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
832 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9780755332373

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