Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies

Book - 2012
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"A stirring and seductive novel."-- Economist

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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151014675
Branch Call Number: F CLA
Characteristics: 500 p. ; 24 cm

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staceyporter
Feb 17, 2016

It took awhile to get really good, but I did end up enjoying it. You have to give it a chance...keep reading. :-)

Gail49 Aug 05, 2014

bas bleu

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maven
Jan 20, 2013

The cover of this book caught my eye, while I was browsing the new books at the library. I didn't realize it was by the author of "The Great Stink," but this book did also stink. So much rambling, I just kept thinking, get to the point already! I let it go pretty early on.

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