An Absolute Scandal

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (35.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100026762
Released: Jun 10, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415949207
Narrator/s: Rosalyn Landor
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Penny Vincenzi, master of the contemporary blockbuster, returns with a moving, engaging portrait of people coping with a notorious financial disaster and its unpredictable emotional repercussions. Set during the boom-and-bust years of the 1980s, An Absolute Scandal follows the lives of a group of people drawn together by their mutual monetary woes when the great financial institution Lloyd's undergoes a devastating downturn. For Nigel Cowper, this means the destruction of his family business; his wife, Lucinda, is willing to do everything she can to help him-except give up her irresistible lover. The powerful, charismatic banker Simon Beaumont and his wife, a highly successful advertising executive, lose everything they worked so hard to acquire; but the ultimate tragedy is something that neither one could have anticipated. The well-to-do are not the only ones suffering: a self-sufficient widow is suddenly deep in debt; a single mother struggles to maintain a comfortable home for her children; and a schoolmaster and his frustrated wife find that financial problems deepen the cracks in their troubled marriage. As their lives begin a downward spiral, these characters intersect in ways they never saw coming. Written in what has become her signature style of both wit and candor, Penny Vincenzi draws back the curtain and offers an inside view of the greed and social power plays that occur behind the closed doors of upper-crust society...?here money isn't everything. Sometimes, it's the only thing.

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Author(s): Penny Vincenzi
Original Publish Date: Jun 10, 2008

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Author(s): Penny Vincenzi
Product Number EB00148893
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385526968

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