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A Beautiful Rival

Narator: Lisa Flanagan

Durata: 11h 40m

The world is at war, but on the gilded streets of Fifth Avenue, New York, a battle of a different kind is brewing… The world is at war, but on the gilded streets of Fifth Avenue, New York, a battle of a different kind is brewing… New York, 1915.Elizabeth Arden has been New York’s golden girl since her beauty salon opened its famous red door five years prior. Against all odds, she’s built an empire. Enter Helena Rubinstein: ruthless, revolutionary – and the rival Elizabeth didn’t bargain for. With both women determined to succeed – no matter the personal cost – a battle of beauty is born. And as the stakes increase, so do the methods: poaching employees, planting spies, copying products, hiring ex-husbands. But as each woman climbs higher, so too does what she stands to lose. Because the greater the height, the harder the fall… In this stunning new novel, internationally bestselling author Gill Paul reveals the unknown history of cosmetic titans Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein and their infamous rivalry that spanned not only decades, but also broken marriages, personal tragedies, and a world that was changing dramatically for women – perfect for fans of Fiona Davis, Dinah Jefferies and Karen Swan. Praise for Gill Paul: 'TERRIFIC! Deadly one-liners and killer cocktails combine in this compelling portrait of three fascinating women. Unputdownable.' Veronica Henry, bestselling author of The Impulse Purchase ‘Completely stole me away… Paul slips inside her characters brilliantly, blending fact and fiction so seamlessly it’s impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. A total treat… I loved it.’ Eve Chase, author of The Birdcage ‘A stunning tour de force. A potent cocktail of brilliant characterisation, pacy elegant writing, and mesmerising drama as four wildly clever, talented women negotiate the perils of Jazz Age New York. LOVED it!’ Tracy Rees, author of The Rose Garden ‘The Manhattan Girls pulled me into the dazzling world of prohibition New York and didn’t let me go… an utterly brilliant, entirely compulsive read. A seductive, heady triumph.’ Jenny Ashcroft, author of Under the Golden Sun ‘If ever we needed escapism it is now, and The Manhattan Girls does that perfectly, whisking you instantly away to the glittering world of 1920s New York… A sparkling read in so many ways!’ Liz Trenow, author of Under a Wartime Sky ‘I loved this funny and moving novel about the bonds of friendship.’ Fiona Valpy, author of The Storyteller of Casablanca ‘Oozing with passion and wit, and with Gill’s trademark talent for getting under the skin of her characters, this is a story for those who enjoy their novels with a side order of gin, jazz, and sass. An absolute treat!’ Hazel Gaynor, author of The Bird in the Bamboo Cage ‘Sizzling and compulsive… Gill Paul expertly conjures the brilliant and brittle world of Dorothy Parker and her contemporaries.’ Maggie Brookes, author of The Prisoner’s Wife ‘A riveting novel about friendship’s power to carry women through the grand highs and heartbreaking lows of 1920s New York.’ Georgie Blalock, author of The Last Debutantes A brand new gripping and sweeping historical fiction novel of rivalry, betrayal and female empowerment in 20th Century New York Gill Paul is an author of historical fiction, specialising in the twentieth century and often writing about the lives of real women. Her novels have topped bestseller lists in the US and Canada as well as the UK and have been translated into twenty languages. The Secret Wife has sold over half a million copies and is a book-club favourite worldwide. She is also the author of several non-fiction books on historical subjects. She lives in London and swims year-round in a wild pond. A brand new gripping and sweeping historical fiction novel of rivalry, betrayal and female empowerment in 20th Century New York • Bringing a 1920s twist to emerging discussions around female empowerment, this is the tale of two rival businesswomen who shaped the world of beauty as we know it: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.• Written with Gill’s trademark authority and flair, this story gives a voice to two lesser-known historical figures in a way that feels both authentic and refreshing.• When we recently surveyed readers on what attracts them to historical fiction, we found that the following came out top – all things a Gill Paul title provides in spades:o Stories rich in historical detailo Dramatic storylineso Reimagining of true historic eventso Conspiracy and intrigue• Gill Paul is immensely well-connected, and always has a host of stellar author quotes behind every publication.• Elsewhere, she is very engaged with bloggers and consistently reviews Competition: Midwife;Secret;Storyteller;of;Casablanca;Auschwitz;Elephants;Dressmaker’s Gift;Venice Sketchbook;Psotcard from Italy;Missing;Sister;Hidden;Palace;Rose;Garden. by;Fiona Valpy;Hazel;Gaynor;Dinah Jefferies;Janet Macleod Trotter;Santa Montefiore;Kathleen McGurl;Victoria Hislop;Rachel Hore;Kathleen McGurl
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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