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Notes on a Scandal

by Zoe Heller

Notes on a Scandal Synopsis

Film tie-in edition of Zoe Heller's darkly compelling Booker shortlisted novel. The film of Notes on a Scandal received four Oscar nominations and stars Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench. From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St George's history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced she has found a kindred spirit. Barbara's loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered having an illicit affair with one of her pupils, Barbara quickly elects herself as Sheba's chief defender. But all is not as it first seems in this dark story and, as Sheba will soon discover, a friend can be just as treacherous as any lover. 'Brilliant, nasty, gripping' Zadie Smith 'Compelling, dark, sexy' Observer 'Superbly gripping. One of the most compelling books I've read in ages' Daily Telegraph 'Deliciously sinister' Daily Mail Zoe Heller is the author of three novels, Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003 and The Believers. The 2006 film adaptation of Notes on a Scandal, starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, received four Oscar nominations. She lives in New York.

Notes on a Scandal Press Reviews

An intense, witty, literary page-turner -- Entertainment Weekly Equally adroit at satire and at psychological suspense, Zoe Heller charts the course of a predatory friendship and demonstrates the lengths to which some people go for human company. -- The New Yorker A deliciously perverse, laugh-out-loud-funny novel. -- Vogue A triumph of intelligence and narrative control. -- The Times (London) Heller is a great ventriloquist of character, and as the unhinged curator of the Sheba affair, Barbara is painfully note perfect. -- The Washington Post Book World Wicked and wonderful social satire. -- Glamour

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141029061
Publication date: 5th January 2007
Author: Zoe Heller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Zoe Heller

Zoe Heller's first novel, Everything You Know, was published by Viking in 1999. Zoe Heller writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and was columnist of the year for 2002. She lives in New York.

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