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The Resource An Absolute Scandal

An Absolute Scandal

Label
An Absolute Scandal
Title
An Absolute Scandal
Statement of responsibility
Penny Vincenzi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inside view of the greed and social power plays behind the closed doors of upper-crust society, An Absolute Scandal looks at a world where money isn't everything . . . sometimes, it's the only thing. And when the money disappears in the thick of a financial crisis, the real story begins.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 equally successful wife Elizabeth lose everything they've worked so hard to acquire; but the ultimate tragedy is something that neither one could have anticipated. 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.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
It's the glittering eighties and Lucinda Cowper, Elizabeth Beaumont and Flora Fielding feel happy and secure in the power and pleasure of wealth. Nothing could have prepared them for a devastating financial scandal, which turns the boom to bust. For these women and their families it isn't just a case of losing the luxuries and the lifestyle. The crash takes away their hope, their self-respect and, for some, it destroys even more. Facing bleak futures, affairs being, lies are spun, relationships pushed to breaking point, and within the year someone will be dead. But who? And why?
Storyline
Tone
Character
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167198
Cataloging source
NOV
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
An Absolute Scandal
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:87b1fedd-5094-4e54-9eff-c2ec309ee56a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385526968
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An Absolute Scandal
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:87b1fedd-5094-4e54-9eff-c2ec309ee56a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385526968
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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