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A Perfect Heritage

A family affair. In more ways than one.

The House of Farrell – home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the compa …

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Love in the afternoon and other delights

From her sweeping novels to her searing journalism, Penny Vincenzi has been writing all her life, and this is a collection of her work brought together in a single edition for the first time. As well as ten stunning short stories, Penny also shares som …

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The Decision

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 …

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The Best of Times

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 Vincen …

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An Absolute Scandal

What do you do when you lose everything? It was one of the biggest scandals of the 80s. Lloyd’s. It started with just a few requests for money from various Names. And then the demands got bigger. And bigger. Until thousands of people found their lives …

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Sheer Abandon

One night in 1986 an abandoned baby girl is found in a cupboard at Heathrow airport. A year earlier Martha, Clio and Jocasta had met by chance, at the start of a backpacking adventure: they travelled together briefly and then went their own ways, swear …

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Into Temptation

Book Three of The Spoils of Time trilogy

Celia Lytton has enriched the social and literary scene for nearly half a century. But during that time she has also amassed a wealth of secrets that could do untold damage to her family. There’s her daughter Adele’s difficult, dark past; the dreadful …

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Something Dangerous

Book Two of The Spoils of Time trilogy

The dazzling twin daughters of the beautiful Lady Celia Lytton are born into the family’s publishing empire and, at age eighteen, are beginning to take their charmed world for granted. In contrast, their adopted sister, Barty, rescued from the London s …

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No Angel

Book One of The Spoils of Time trilogy

In pre-war London, Lady Celia Lytton is the perfect host. Beautiful, intelligent and determined, she throws glittering parties, publishes bestselling books, and enjoys her young family and loving husband. But there are tragedies her family will not esc …

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Almost a Crime

Tom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage: he is a spin-doctor and she runs a consultancy to the charity industry. They are attractive, rich, successful…Then Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair and not only the discovery but the a …

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Windfall

Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a fortune. She is determined to be sensible, to stay in control. Suddenly, for the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes. She st …

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The Dilemma

All Francesca Channing had to do in order to keep her marriage alive, her children safe, her life intact, was to tell a lie. One simple, straightforward lie. But it wasn’t that simple or straightforward at all. Her life, as Bard Channing’s third wife, …

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Forbidden Places

Forbidden Places is about love and marriage, families and secrets, and about wartime and what it does to every accepted social value. It is the story of three women and one family. One is married and widowed within five years. She is free to start agai …

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Another Woman

The night before her lavish wedding to Oliver Bergin, Cressida Forrest went to bed serene and happy. By morning she had vanished – without apparent cause, and without trace. Shocked, anxious and uncomprehending, the two families face a long and painful …

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Wicked Pleasures

All families have secrets. This family hid a secret which would tear it apart. Sexy, glamorous and fun, WICKED PLEASURES is the story of a brother and two sisters who find out that they all have different fathers: none of them Alexander, Earl of Cather …

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Old Sins

POWER Two clever, stylish and ambitious women are fighting for control of a multi-million cosmetics empire. MYSTERY What is the secret that lies behind its charming, ruthless creator, Julian Morell? And why, when he dies, does he leave half his fortune …

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