Beautiful Lies by Clare Clark audiobook

Beautiful Lies

By Clare Clark
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Dreamscape 9780151014675
15.05 Hours 1
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London 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of 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 she abandoned, come back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editor Alfred Webster begins to take an uncommon interest in Maribel, she fears he will not only destroy Edward's career but both of their reputations. Inspired by the true story of a politician's wife who lived a double life for decades, Beautiful Lies is set in a time that, fraught with economic uncertainty and tabloid scandal-mongering, uncannily presages our own.

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Summary

Summary

London 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of 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 she abandoned, come back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editor Alfred Webster begins to take an uncommon interest in Maribel, she fears he will not only destroy Edward's career but both of their reputations.

Inspired by the true story of a politician's wife who lived a double life for decades, Beautiful Lies is set in a time that, fraught with economic uncertainty and tabloid scandal-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