The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

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THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS was selected for the Richard and Judy Book club when it was published in paperback. Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, it is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock'n'roll era.

Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love; but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her younger brother Inigo, currently incapable of concentrating on anything that isn't Elvis Presley, a vast but crumbling ancestral home, a severe shortage of cash, and her best friend Charlotte's sardonic cousin Harry...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 132 x 197 x 29mm | 306g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • yes
  • 0755325508
  • 9780755325504
  • 125,672

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'A delight of Nancy Mitford-esque trials and tribulations' * Vogue * 'So good we could hardly speak' * Observer *
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About Eva Rice

Eva Rice has written five novels and one non-fiction book. Her third novel, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, was a Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. Her latest novel is Love Notes for Freddie. She is married to a musician and has three children. She lives in London.
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6,443 ratings
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3 23% (1,514)
2 5% (320)
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