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Set in 1950s London, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets centers around Penelope, the wide- eyed daughter of a legendary beauty, Talitha, who lost her husband to the war. Penelope, with her mother and brother, struggles to maintain their vast and crumbling ancestral home—while postwar London spins toward the next decade’s cultural revolution.

Penelope wants nothing more than to fall in love, and when her new best friend, Charlotte, a free spirit in the young society set, drags Penelope into London with all of its grand parties, she sets in motion great change for them all. Charlotte’s mysterious and attractive brother Harry uses Penelope to make his American ex-girlfriend jealous, with unforeseen consequences, and a dashing, wealthy American movie producer arrives with what might be the key to Penelope’s— and her family’s—future happiness.

Vibrant, witty, and filled with vivid historical detail, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets is an utterly unique debut novel about a time and place just slipping into history.

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With mannered prose dripping in the charm of 1950s London, TheLost Art of Keeping Secrets centers around Penelope, the wide-eyed daughter of a legendary beauty, Talitha, who is unable to move beyond the loss of her charmed husband to the war. Penelope, with her mother and brother, struggles to maintain their vast and crumbling ancestral homeand the lifestyle to which they have grown accustomedwhile postwar London spins toward the next decades cultural revolution. Penelope wants nothing more than to fall in love. When her new best friend, Charlotte, a free spirit in the young society set, drags Penelope

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Rice, daughter of the famed lyricist Tim Rice, has written a captivating and wonderfully stylized novel about a group of friends in postwar London's glamorous and daring young society.

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Eva Rice is the daughter of lyricist Tim Rice. She is a London Times bestselling novelist, a young musician, and mother living in London.

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funchum, March 8, 2008 (view all comments by funchum)
Although not as wise and altogether perfect as Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle, its fans will find charms in this coming-of-age-in-a-bygone-era debut by an author who is obviously besotted with the earlier novel.
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ISBN:
9780452288096
Author:
Rice, Eva
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.96x5.36x.80 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Plume Books - English 9780452288096 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With mannered prose dripping in the charm of 1950s London, TheLost Art of Keeping Secrets centers around Penelope, the wide-eyed daughter of a legendary beauty, Talitha, who is unable to move beyond the loss of her charmed husband to the war. Penelope, with her mother and brother, struggles to maintain their vast and crumbling ancestral homeand the lifestyle to which they have grown accustomedwhile postwar London spins toward the next decades cultural revolution. Penelope wants nothing more than to fall in love. When her new best friend, Charlotte, a free spirit in the young society set, drags Penelope
"Synopsis" by , Rice, daughter of the famed lyricist Tim Rice, has written a captivating and wonderfully stylized novel about a group of friends in postwar London's glamorous and daring young society.
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