Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies

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It is 1887, and an unsettled London prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Maribel, beautiful bohemian wife of maverick political Edward Campbell Lowe and self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, debates how to make her own mark on the world, while experimenting with the new art of photography. However, the wife of an outspoken member of parliament, whose views inspire enmity and admiration in equal measure, should not be hiding the kind of secrets Maribel has buried in her past.

When a notorious newspaper editor beings to take an uncommon interest in her, Maribel fears he will destroy not only Edward's career but both of their reputations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 352g
  • Vintage
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099570467
  • 9780099570462
  • 1,353,279

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[A] beautifully crafted piece of Victoriana…a satisfying blend of period melodrama and psychological sharpness
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A captivating fable of truth and memory * New York Times * A shining example of historical literary fiction... Nothing less than literary pyrotechnics...a dazzingly elegant novel steeped in the rich detail of the period -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * Clare Clark is one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture -- Hilary Mantel A stirring and seductive novel * The Economist * [A] beautifully crafted piece of Victoriana...a satisfying blend of period melodrama and psychological sharpness -- Adrian Turpin * Financial Times *
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About Clare Clark

Clare Clark is the author of three highly acclaimed historical novels: The Great Stink, Savage Lands (both longlisted for the Orange Prize) and The Nature of Monsters. Born in 1967, she graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a double first in History, and now lives in London with her husband and two children.
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677 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 9% (61)
4 24% (163)
3 38% (260)
2 20% (133)
1 9% (60)
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