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Beautiful Lies

by Clare Clark

Beautiful Lies Synopsis

It is 1887, and an unsettled London prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Maribel, beautiful bohemian wife of maverick political Edward Campbell Lowe and self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, debates how to make her own mark on the world, while experimenting with the new art of photography. However, the wife of an outspoken member of parliament, whose views inspire enmity and admiration in equal measure, should not be hiding the kind of secrets Maribel has buried in her past. When a notorious newspaper editor beings to take an uncommon interest in her, Maribel fears he will destroy not only Edward's career but both of their reputations.

Beautiful Lies Press Reviews

[A] beautifully crafted piece of Victoriana...a satisfying blend of period melodrama and psychological sharpness -- Adrian Turpin * Financial Times * A stirring and seductive novel * The Economist * Clare Clark is one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture -- Hilary Mantel A shining example of historical literary fiction... Nothing less than literary pyrotechnics...a dazzingly elegant novel steeped in the rich detail of the period -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * A captivating fable of truth and memory * New York Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099570462
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Clare Clark
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Clare Clark

Clare Clark is the author of three highly acclaimed historical novels: The Great Stink, Savage Lands (both longlisted for the Orange Prize) and The Nature of Monsters. Born in 1967, she graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a double first in History, and now lives in London with her husband and two children.

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