An absolute sc andal vincenzi penny. Penny Vincenzi 2019-03-11

An absolute sc andal vincenzi penny Rating: 8,8/10 208 reviews

An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi

an absolute sc andal vincenzi penny

The characters that's really too strong a word for them make me want to slap them all. A perfect holiday read and one I enjoyed very much. A minor dead end in one of the plot lines goes unnoticed as you race for the finish to find out what will happen to your favourite characters. What I like about Vincenzi is that she does write somewhat chicklit books. Another sweeping saga from Penny Vincenzi.

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An Absolute Scandal

an absolute sc andal vincenzi penny

An interesting, but somewhat slow-moving historical novel about a group of investors who were caught up in the Lloyds of London debacle of the 1990s. This story then follows what happens to these different people who have to now deal with huge debt. I imagine Vicenzi's audience reflects the primarily comp-educated population and there is fair bit of knowingness about this. This must hold the record and that's about the most drama you get here - how imaginative! Yet the well-to-do are not the only ones whose lives are upended: a self-sufficient widow, a single mother, and a schoolmaster find that their lives are also turned upside down in this deliciously readable tale. Of course the characters are all stereotypes, but they are very attractive stereotypes, particularly Simon Beaumont, whom everyone loved. Sadly she passed away whilst I was reading this book.

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Worth a read if you have some down time. About An Absolute Scandal 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. I also liked that Vincenzi did away with unnecessary detail which irritates me and that the characters had realistic emotions, reactions etc. Apparently this was a huge scandal in the late 80's and devastated a lot of people. It's size is what initially made me pick it up-I'm a sucker for good thickies-and the synopsis on the back of the book intrigued me. But, there's a chart in the front of the book and it didn't take long before all the characters sorted themselves out in my mind. 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 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.

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Her family, Headline and her agent Clare Alexander are sad to announce the death of their beloved Penny Vincenzi who died peacefully on February 25th. Her first 'proper' job was at the Harrods Library, aged sixteen, after which she went to secretarial college. This is a fictional account of the families who had been living a wealthy lifestyle. I always like the twists and turns she takes to get to the end pairings! There are so many that it' This was my first Penny Vincenzi novel but I had a pretty good idea from online reviews what to expect and was certainly not disappointed by this upper-class bonk-fest. I know a lot less about the underwriting side of the business and I was utterly fascinated by the scandal of the Names in the late 80s and early 90s. There is a woman whose only purpose is to serve as a reminder of the existence of her husband, culminating in a terrible abortion side plot. It must be a horrible thing to watch your life slowly fall to pieces, losing homes, partners and jobs.

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An Absolute Scandal

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Either you go to rehab today, where you will read nothing but Joyce Carol Oates for 90 days, or they will never speak to you again. And when the money disappears in the thick of a financial crisis, the real story begins. It reads at a cracking pace, there is drama, a little romance and some pretty sad and emotional scenes. It is so clear that Penny Vincenzi has done so much research into the events of this time, and although the ordinary everyday reader may not initially feel sympathy for the rich upper-class who lose their money, their individual stories show that these are in fact, real human beings who have been a victim of dubious selling and misrepresentation. I felt that they were all pretty realistically written.

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Summary and reviews of An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi

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This novel is a tale of family, friends, lovers and life itself. 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. I was tempted to drop it but was determined. I'm really glad my sister gave me this and another Penny Vincenzi book becuase I don't think I would have picked them up otherwise mainly due to their brick size but I will look out for them in the future. This book was not what I expected from Penny Vincenzi. Wishy washy, thick-as-mince Lucinda, simpering Catherine and pathetic, whinging Richard. Flora was proberly my fave.

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An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi

an absolute sc andal vincenzi penny

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. 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. Over seven million copies of Penny's books have been sold worldwide and she is universally held to be the 'doyenne of the modern blockbuster' Glamour. 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. I think my favorite character was Lucinda. Her characters are well drawn and the stories of each are poignant and multifaceted.

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It has become apparant that their investment is not as safe as it was always assumed and that Lloyds have covered up the losses they have made due to asbestosis claims. It's size is what initially made me pick it up-I'm a sucker for good thickies-and the synopsis on the back of the book intrigued me. Didn't always work out that way. Another cringe inducing marriage somehow survives, but Vincenzi comes out looking all the more contrived for it. The principal reason I chose this book was the Lloyd's of London aspect. 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.

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An Absolute Scandal

an absolute sc andal vincenzi penny

They come together as they pursue legal recourse against Lloyd's and their stories intertwined. I picked this book up at a charity event wanting something that would take longer than a How many times can a writer make people vomit in a book? Keep up the fantastic work. Apparently this I love Penny Vicenzi's books. Anyway, the book was pretty good. Of course, these characters are not real, and it is the author's aim to make the reader like them - and she suceeds.

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An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi

an absolute sc andal vincenzi penny

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. This was my first Penny Vincenzi novel but I had a pretty good idea from online reviews what to expect and was certainly not disappointed by this upper-class bonk-fest. But, there's a chart in the front of the book and it didn't take long before all the characters sorted themselves out in my mind. When the large insurer was sued over asbestosis claims, the particular division of this select group of investors, was held responsible. There was a multitude of characters to follow which could, at times, make it difficult to follow I often had to flip back to previous passages to remember who was who early on but it in the end, Vicenzi's ending felt neither too contrived nor painfully depressing. 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.

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