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The Affair

By (author) Gill Paul

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A passionate, tender and captivating story of glamour, infidelity and love, behind the scenes of the most iconic Hollywood movie ever made Rome 1961. The cameras roll on the film set of Cleopatra and the explosive Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton love affair is about to capture the world's attention. When Diana Bailey begins work as a historical advisor, tensions are running high. The film is in financial crisis and a media storm is brewing over the Taylor-Burton relationship. Diana adjusts to a new life away from her troubled marriage, and strikes up a close friendship with Helen, a young make-up artist, as well as seeking solace in Ernesto, a charismatic member of the film crew. But Helen is harbouring a dark secret - one that will affect Diana in more ways than she could ever imagine...An enthralling story of love and passion, set against the stunning backdrop of one of the most iconic Hollywood movies ever made.

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 379.99g
  • 10 Sep 2013
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1847563260
  • 9781847563262
  • 218,705

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Gill Paul is a full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of Titanic Love Stories, a non-fiction book about honeymoon couples on the Titanic. Her debut, Women and children First, a fictional story set on board the Titanic was published earlier this year. Gill lives in London

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'With beautifully drawn characters and sensitive detail, The Affair draws you in and you won't want it to end. An accomplished, energetic, original new voice in fiction' (Kate Kerrigan) 'A fabulous evocation of sixties Rome and film star glamour, full of passion and romance - I loved this delicious novel' (Lulu Taylor) 'A page-turner of a novel' (Hello! magazine) 'Paul's beguiling and compelling story captures all the thrilling and sometimes tawdry realities of life on a film set with its warring egos, inherent glamour and fascinating backstage detail as well as delivering a pulsating parallel love story to the famous Taylor-Burton romance. A gripping read perfect for those lazy summer days!' (Blackpool Gazette) 'An amazing, passionate story that is full of romance, deceit, lies and movie star glamour' (TodayImReading.blogspot.co.uk) 'A brilliant and passionate read that will transport you to a different era and have you on the edge of your seat as the tension rises. Perfect for fans of historical fiction, classic Hollywood movies and great love affairs' (OneMorePage.co.uk) 'A compelling story of love, passion, glamour and secrets, with famous actors and actresses and the stunning setting of Rome to sweep you off your feet. This is a novel that must not be missed, and is a firm favourite of mine! Wow!' (ReadingInTheSunshine.wordpress.com) 'I adored reading about Italian life in the early sixties, the fashions, the customs and the food, almost as much as I relished having a peek into life on the Cleopatra set. I cannot recommend this work highly enough for movie buffs, historical fiction fans, and just anyone who loves a good yarn! Fantastic stuff.' (BookWormInk.co.uk)

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