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One of the hallmarks of Penny Vincenzi’s bestselling books is that many of the characters are very far from nice. This is certainly the case in The Decision, set in the swinging sixties, socialite Eliza and up and coming Matt fall passionately in love, but it’s the destruction of their relationship and the violent custody battle for their daughter that forms the centre of this novel with all characters revealing their true and unpleasant colours along the route. Compelling and enjoyable – providing you don’t mind hating the people you’re reading about.
Set against a vibrant sixties backdrop, this is the story of two bright young things: Eliza, an ex-deb making a splash in the world of fashion, and Matt, a working-class boy carving out a serious name for himself in property. Their story begins with a love affair, closely followed by a marriage, followed by a baby. But whilst their relationship is at first fuelled by passion, it's not of the enduring kind, and soon what started out with such promise descends into a harrowing divorce case and an epic custody battle. With everything at stake for both Eliza and Matt, and neither party willing to give up their little girl without a fight, it's high drama in the courts. Let battle begin...
Closing date: 11/10/2018
'Teeming with memorable characters, this is pure pleasure, Vincenzi-style'
Woman & Home
'Glamorous, weepy, indulgent and at times heartbreaking. Oh, and it has some racy bits, too. Hooray!
'There are few things better in life than the knowledge that sitting on your bedside table is the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi... A gem, Penny never fails her devoted fans'
The Daily Express
'This spectacular novel is utterly captivating'
Publication date: 21/06/2012
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Publication date: 15/09/2011
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||21st June 2012|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 ...More About Penny Vincenzi