Adored

Adored

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To the outside world, Siena McMahon has a fairytale life. Born into a great Hollywood dynasty - granddaughter of forties movie legend Duke McMahon, daughter of billionaire producer Pete McMahon - she is blessed with beauty, brains and wealth, a proverbial princess. But behind the wrought iron gates of the sprawling McMahon mansion in the Hollywood Hills, life is far from happy. The McMahons are bound together not by love, but by ambition, greed and intrigue. When a gold-digging English aristocrat, Caroline Berkeley, worms her way into their lives and their home, the fault lines in the feuding family are blown right open. In an effort to protect Siena from the fall-out, her parents pack her off to an English boarding school. But Siena has a burning ambition she will not lose sight of. She is determined to become a Hollywood star in her own right, just as her grandfather once said she would be. One way or another, Siena McMahon is going to return to LA and take the City of Dreams by storm. And woe betide anyone who gets in her way...Gliding effortlessly from the forties to the millennium, from LA to London, Paris to New York, ADORED sweeps across three generations of Hollywood's brightest stars. Deliciously escapist, glamorous and wickedly sexy, this debut novel heralds a major new talent in women's commercial fiction.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 54mm | 879.98g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752867431
  • 9780752867434

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Toby Mundy predicts what will and won't be hot in 2005: "We may also witness the return of an old favourite: the long, escapist, mass-market female novel that hums with sex and glamour - the 1980s blockbuster with an ironic 21st-century twist. Her name may sound just too much like "Jilly", but my bet is that Tilly Bagshawe's racy and extremely long ADORED (published by Orion) will lead the field". -- Toby Mundy THE NEW STATESMAN, January 2005 "Fans of THE OC will love this sex-scene-studded romp. Excellent escapism." COSMOPOLITAN, February 2005 "Glitz, glamour and intrigue, this novel will leave you gripped to the very end..." REAL, 4 Feb 05 "By golly, this is so much fun you won't be able to put it down! Good on ya, Tilly!" OK! HOT STARS, 5-11 Feb "Tilly's not afraid to come out all guns blazing -- Adored is an ambitious romp of a novel. All the crucial ingredients are there -- cads, gold-diggers, starlets, supermodels and whores -- in suitably slinky settings." HEAT, 12 Feb "If you fancy escaping from your humdrum, dreary life. then this is the book for you. Tilly Bagshawe's debut is a glamorous blockbuster." DAILY RECORD, 12 Feb "A glamorous blockbuster of Hollywood sex, greed, ambition and intrigue." BIRMINGHAM POST, 12 Feb "A Hollywood blockbuster with all the essential ingredients -- sex, greed and ambition." WOMAN magazine, 14 March "Tilly Bagshawe's writing exudes talent. A very entertaining book." IRELAND ON SUNDAY, 27 Feb "Tilly certainly gives other prestigious authors a run for their money, and might I say, with a bit more class than brass!" PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, 26 Feb "This is bliss... Bagshawe has taken the best elements of a Jilly Cooper novel and mixed it with the seedy gossip rags we're all so fascinated with. The result is a salacious tale of spoilt gold-diggers and beefcake hunks. Unlike most such novels, this is well-written." EVENING HERALD (DUBLIN), 12 Marcshow more

About Tilly Bagshawe

Tilly Bagshawe went to Cambridge at the age of eighteen with her ten-month-old daughter in tow. At 26, she was the youngest ever partner in one of the world's most prestigious headhunting firms. She now writes for THE TIMES, THE DAILY MAIL and THE EVENING STANDARD. Tilly divides her time between Los Angeles and London.show more