Synopses & Reviews
London 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel's choices are not so simple. As her husband's career hangs by a thread, her real past, and the family she abandoned, come back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editor Alfred Webster begins to take an uncommon interest in Maribel, she fears he will not only destroy Edward's career but both of their reputations.
""...a grand adventure, and Clark's novel is so richly textured and detailed that the reader might rightly wish that she return to her former profession as a historian - for a rousing social history of the Victorian era, written to these standards, would be a welcome thing... Long, intricate and very well-realized: a page turner for the smart set."" - Kirkus Reviews
""[Clare Clark's] historical research is immaculate without being overbearing... A captivating fable of truth and memory, ""Beautiful Lies"" speaks to us quietly yet with strength."" - The New York Times
Inspired by true events, this is a brilliant and riveting story set in late Victorian London.
About the Author
Clare Clark is the author of four novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and Savage Lands, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2010. Her work has been translated into five languages. She lives in London.
Wanda McCaddon began recording books in the early 1980s and has since narrated well over six hundred titles, as well as abridging, narrating, and coproducing classic titles for her own company, Big Ben. Audiobook listeners may be familiar with her voice under one of her two nom de mikes,' Donada Peters and Nadia May. The recipient of an Audie nomination and twenty-five Earphones Awards, AudioFile magazine has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.