Beautiful Lies by Clare Clark audiobook

Beautiful Lies

By Clare Clark
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Dreamscape 9780151014675
15.05 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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London1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverickpolitician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimedChilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new artof photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel’s choices are not so simple.As her husband’s career hangs by a thread, her real past, and the family sheabandoned, come back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editorAlfred Webster begins to take an uncommon interest in Maribel, she fears hewill not only destroy Edward’s career but both of their reputations. Inspiredby the true story of a politician’s wife who lived a double life for decades, BeautifulLies is set in a time that, fraught with economic uncertainty and tabloidscandal-mongering, uncannily presages our own.

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Summary

Summary

London1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverickpolitician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimedChilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new artof photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel’s choices are not so simple.As her husband’s career hangs by a thread, her real past, and the family sheabandoned, come back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editorAlfred Webster begins to take an uncommon interest in Maribel, she fears hewill not only destroy Edward’s career but both of their reputations.

Inspiredby the true story of a politician’s wife who lived a double life for decades, BeautifulLies is set in a time that, fraught with economic uncertainty and tabloidscandal-mongering, uncannily presages our own.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A captivating fable of truth and memory.” New York Times Book Review
“Touching, funny, brave, and sweet.” Washington Post
“A stirring and seductive novel.” Economist
“Like the waning days of the Victorian era so evocatively recalled in the novel, the central characters conceal a sordid stew of dishonesty and immorality beneath a veneer of respectability. Clark unravels their lies so skillfully and subtly that each revelation is more a silent stiletto through the ribs than a club over the head.” RT Book Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Clare Clark

Author Bio: Clare Clark

Clare Clark is the author of several novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and Savage Lands, which was also long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her work has been translated into five languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English