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The Best of Times by Penny Vincenzi
  

The Best of Times

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The Best of Times opens with an horrific car crash – told in plain and simple terms – that becomes the central event in our characters’ lives. We’re taken back to discover something of how they lived before the accident and then thrust forward as their lives inexorably change. An interesting premise and full of Vincenzi’s hallmark mix of likeable and awful characters who variously do or don’t get what’s coming to them.

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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The Best of Times by Penny Vincenzi

A hot summer's day, a crowded motorway, a split second that changed people's lives forever. Gripping, heartbreaking, exciting and unputdownable, this new novel will be one of 2009's biggest and most enjoyable novels - from the irresistible Penny Vincenzi.

Reviews

An unputdownable novel of hopes and dreams, setbacks and secrets * Woman & Home * A very personal, intimate exploration of goodness and doing the right thing at the right time * Mirror * Astute Vincenzi is at her absolute best * 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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Book Info

Publication date

18th March 2010

Author

Penny Vincenzi

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
896 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755320899

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