The Adventuress

The Adventuress

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No one forgets Miss Cathy Fox in a hurry. From her scorpion tattoo to her other more worldly charms she's a woman on a mission to get what she wants. From her humble beginnings folding knickers as a matron's assistant at a top girls' boarding school, Cathy embarks on a journey that will take her from a Portsmouth backstreet to the boardrooms of the global empires. With a cast of footballers, media moguls, lords and dukes, Coleridge charts the rise of a woman who will not be denied, right to the very pinnacle of society - a Royal Wedding. Cutting a sweep from the 80s to the present day, THE ADVENTURESS charts the rise and rise of Miss Cathy Fox. Irresistibly funny and utterly addictive, this is a delicious tale of money, power, sex and having it all.Find out more about THE ADVENTURESS on Facebook/The Adventuress by Nicholas Coleridge.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 612.35g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752886207
  • 9780752886206
  • 793,311

About Nicholas Coleridge

Nicholas Coleridge is managing director of Conde Nast in Britain, the magazine publishing house that includes Vogue, Tatler, House & Garden and Vanity Fair. He lives in London and is married with four children.show more

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fast-paced and elegantly plotted * FINANCIAL TIMES * Saucy * EVENING STANDARD * Coleridge is at the peak of his powers...and here's another juicily glamorous read * DAILY MAIL * Here is a ruthless social climber in the tradition of Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair. Her success exposes the deficiencies in of the society around her and although Fox lacks any vestiges of morality, you can't help but admire her increasingly vertiginous career. Coleridge has an admirably pared-down style and an eye for the telling brand and place name, in a manner reminiscent of Tom Wolfe: few who pick up The Adventuress will be able to put it aside before they finish it. There's also much fun to be had in guessing the real figures behind its characters. * METRO * You cannot fail to be entertained by Nicholas Coleridge's latest novel ... This clever retelling of Vanity Fair is not only hugely enjoyable but also has some spot-on social observations and splendid comic set pieces. -- Sebastian Shakespeare * TATLER * Coleridge's latest novel is a satirical take on our obsession with status and celebrity. Cathy Fox is a woman who will not be denied ... you'll love her brazen nerve and chutzpah. * GLAMOUR * A fast-paced, enthralling depiction of an instinctive social climber who is forced to learn the hard way that the past always catches up with you. * EASY LIVING * The three plotlines are drawn exquisitely tightly until the satisfying resolution at the end of this indescribably pleasurable and entertaining novel, which even name checks The Lady in the final furlong. As I say, if any man were ever to steal the crown from our Jilly, in the sense that he delivers hugely readable, witty, sharp and sexy fiction, it would have to be Conde's clever Nicholas Coleridge. -- Rachel Johnson * THE LADY * a sharply written yet lighthearted satire of the British elite that works by undermining expectations * GQ *show more

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128 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (41)
3 34% (44)
2 12% (15)
1 8% (10)
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