When Maggie's husband, smooth, silver-haired, patrician Jeremy, the British Ambassador to Vienna, drops dead unexpectedly of a heart attack, she is stunned. But her shock soon turns to fury when she discovers that he died in the arms of a beautiful blonde Viennese hostess - and that moreover while she, Maggie, was expected to make all sorts of domestic economies on behalf of the British tax-payer, Jeremy and the athletic Mausie had been indulging in expensive sea-food dinners, skiing trips and all manner of luxuries.But Mausie turns out to be, as it were, only the tip of the iceberg. As Maggie uncovers a trail of infidelities conducted under her nose in every one of the European cities she had so dutifully made her home in Jeremy's majestic wake, she determines to exact her revenge. With Zoltan, Jeremy's mournful Hungarian driver, she embarks on a magnificent Grand Tour of their former postings, wreaking a pleasurable havoc wherever she goes. Along the way, Maggie undergoes her own transformation and learns to re-evaluate her marriage, her own abilities - and just who her friends really are...
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'Revenge is sweet!' ( 3 stars. OK! Hot Stars)
'Readers will find satisfaction in this light tale of a wronged woman taking revenge' ( Sarah Beldo, Financial Times)
'Curl up with The Diplomatic Corpse ... Best for tales of revenge!' ( Prima)
'Magnificent' ( The Tablet)
'This debut novel from a lifestyle writer and former model Anne Zwack is a fast moving, often silly, but entertaining romantic adventure' ( Good Book Guide)
'The book makes an ideal deckchair read, and many more stories are promised' ( The Lady)
'Zwack has a light touch and her book is delightful escapism' ( Metro London)
'The mixture of anger and self-doubt Maggie feels with each new revelation is movingly described, and the book ends on a mature and poignant note' ( Daily Telegraph)
'This is the perfect holiday book' ( Shropshire Star)
A roller-coaster ride of revenge through the great capitals of Europe.
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Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0719523206