Englischsprachiges Celia Brayfield Pearls

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Pearls

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They were beautiful. They were rich. They were famous. They were powerful.

Catherine Bourton: With a face like the Mona Lisa she storms the men-only bastions of London's square mile to become the world's most bewitching tycoon.

Monty Bourton: Internationally fêted rock star whose raw sexuality and heartbreaking voice expose her obsessive need for love.

Princess Ayeshah: A woman with secrets, a dark, mysterious queen of the night who catered for men's desires with the ruthlessness of one who understood the degradations of lust - and used them.

Then one morning the Bourton sisters each wake up to find a priceless pearl hidden under their pillows. Why? So begins a journey back into the past that will change their lives . . .

'Readers will devour it' Independent

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Celia Brayfield is a novelist and cultural commentator. She is the author of nine novels. Wild Weekend explores the tensions in a Suffolk village in homage to Oliver Goldmsith's She Stoops to Conquer. To explore suburban living, she created the community of Westwick and explored mid-life manners in Mr Fabulous And Friends, and the environmental implications of urbanisation in Getting Home. She has often juxtaposed historical and contemporary settings, notably eighteenth century Spain in Sunset, pre-revolutionary St Petersburg in White Ice and Malaysia in the time of World War II in Pearls. Four of her novels have been optioned by major US, UK or French producers.

Her non-fiction titles include two standard works on the art of writing: Arts Reviews (Kamera Books, 2008) and Bestseller (Fourth Estate, 1996.) Her most recent is Deep France (Pan, 2004) a journal of a year she spent writing in south-west France.

She has served on the management committee of The Society of Authors and judged national literary awards including the Betty Trask Award and the Macmillan Silver PEN Prize. A former media columnist, she contributes to The Times, BBC Radio 4 and other national and international media.

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Lord James Bourton's suicide leaves his family up to their ears in debt and surrounded by whispers of a scandal that began years before with a woman he betrayed in the jungles of Malaya. Numbed by his death, Cathy Bourton tries to recoup her loss by marrying "well," but the womanizing aristocrat she chooses makes her life a misery until their divorce leaves her free to reap a fortune in London's financial district. Her sister Monty finds fame singing with a gritty rock group, but when success sours with those brawling skirtchasers, she sinks quickly into drugs and degradation before rising from the ashes to develop a hot new act. A sprawling, poorly controlled plot makes a good portion of this lengthy saga hard going. So much uninspired, frenetic activity is packed into these pages that Brayfield's memorable descriptions of the English colony in Malaya during the 1940s are buried and the excitement of the moment when past and present merge is diminished. 100,000 printing; $175,000 ad/promo.
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Book Description Penguin. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Celia Brayfield Pearls 694 S. tb Penguin , They were beautiful. They were rich. They were famous. They were powerful. Catherine Bourton With a face like the Mona Lisa she storms the men-only bastions of London's square mile to become the world's most bewitching tycoon. Monty Bourton Internationally fêted rock star whose raw sexuality and heartbreaking voice expose her obsessive need for love. Princess Ayeshah A woman with secrets, a dark, mysterious queen of the night who catered for men's desires with the ruthlesness of one who understood the degaradations of lust - and used them. Then one morning the Bourton sisters each woke up to find a priceless pearl hidden under their pillwos. Who? So begins a journey back into the past that will change their lives. . " A compulsive read. Full of money, Power. And most of all it is full of sex" London Daily News. Bookseller Inventory # 000190

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