The Birthday Present

The Birthday Present

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Frühjahr 1990: Ivor Tesham, 33 Jahre alt und aufsteigender Politiker in der konservativen Regierung Margaret Thatchers, hat eine Liebesaffäre mit Hebe Furnal, einer atemberaubenden Schönheit aus dem Norden Londons, die als Hausfrau in einer tristen Ehe gefangen ist. "The Birthday Present" ist die packende Geschichte eines tiefen Absturzes - und die Geschichte eines Mannes, der die ganze Scheinheiligkeit, Gier und Selbstbezogenheit dieser schwierigen Zeit verkörpert. It's late spring of 1990 and a love affair is flourishing: between Ivor Tesham, a thirty-three year old rising star of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government, and Hebe Furnal, a stunning North London housewife stuck in a dull marriage. The Birthday Present is the gripping story of a fall from grace, and of a man who carries within him all the hypocrisy, greed and self-obsession of a troubled era.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 18mm | 210g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141040637
  • 9780141040639
  • 590,219

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