Synopses & Reviews
"Former fashion journalist Vincenzi's latest page-turner (after Another Woman) intertwines several romances with the world of fashion, the post-WWII real estate boom, changing roles of women in society, and new attitudes about sex and drugs in 1960s London. Upper-class Eliza Fullerton-Clark snubs her family's wish to see her wed a proper prospect, instead embarking as a globe-trotting fashion editor. Sparks fly when she meets Matt Shaw, a lower-class property developer hoping to make it big in the war-torn areas of London that need rebuilding. Meanwhile, Matt's sister, Scarlett, becomes an air hostess and falls for a married man. Matt and Eliza tie the knot and have a daughter, but Matt's misogyny threatens Eliza's ambition, and years of resentment lead to a bitter custody battle. Vincenzi reminds readers how difficult it was for women in a prefeminist era as they struggled emotionally, socially, and financially to assert themselves and attain equality. Still, this is primarily a lively romp filled with fashion, scandal, and lots of glamour, all tied up for the requisite happy ending. Agent: Clare Alexander, Aitken Alexander Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
PENNY VINCENZI is the international bestselling author of fourteen novels, including Sheer Abandon, An Absolute Scandal, The Best of Times, and the highly successful Lytton family trilogy. Before becoming a full-time novelist, she worked as a journalist for Vogue, Tattler, and Cosmopolitan, among other publications. She was also the first fashion editor at Nova, a seminal woman's magazine of the 1960s, known as Britain's "style bible." Penny has four daughters and divides her time between London and South Wales.