October 2017 Book of the Month
An interesting departure for Penny Vincenzi as she takes a working-class man made good as her central character. Starting in 1937 and continuing through the war years the main thrust of the story however involves the Labour movement of the fifties and the development of the NHS. Tom Knelston is a staunch Labour supporter who is taken under the wing of a prominent backer fo the Labour party and eventually wins a seat in Parliament. Along the way he becomes blind to his family’s need and it takes a couple of truly dramatic events to force the man to take a hard look at himself, his life and what he may lose if he does not improve. There are numerous sub-plots, interesting characters surrounding the tale and enriching the whole meaty read which is full of fascinating historical detail. A lovely book, highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ... the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express 1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage, and most of all, his love for his child.
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|
Closing date: 11/11/2021
Penny Vincenzi, who died in 2018, was one of the UK's best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first book, Old Sins, was first published in 1989, she went on to write sixteen more bestselling novels and two collections of stories. She began her career as a junior secretary for Vogue magazine and went on to work at The Daily Mirror, Tatler, and later as a Fashion and Beauty Editor on magazines such as Woman's Own, Nova and Honey, before becoming a Deputy Editor of Options and Contributing Editor of Cosmopolitan. Over seven million copies of Penny's books have been sold worldwide ...More About Penny Vincenzi