Coperta “The Golden Hour”

The Golden Hour

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From the New York Times bestselling author: a dazzling WWII epic spanning London, New York and the Bahamas and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of WindsorFrom the New York Times bestselling author: a dazzling WWII epic spanning London, New York and the Bahamas and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of WindsorThe Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine whose readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier.But beneath the glitter of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly – and even treasonous – reality. In the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a handsome scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. When Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, Lulu embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind the crime.The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of sacrifice, human love and human courage, set against a shocking true crime… and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.Praise for Beatriz Williams:‘A world filled with elegance, charm, and bygone manners … No-one does it better than Beatriz' Jane Green‘Full of wit, romance, and surprising twists’ Popsugar‘Definitely worth squeezing into your hand luggage’ RED‘Summer of 1938: A scandalous love triangle and a famous hurricane converge… a perfect storm.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING‘A fantastic summer read’ HELLO‘Delightful and rewarding from an author to watch’ WE LOVE THIS BOOK‘Williams' historical masterpiece is an all-encompassing, period-perfect read.’ RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)‘[A] fast-paced love story…the scorching sun illuminates a friend’s betrayal and reignites a romance’ O, The Oprah Magazine‘A candidate for this year's best beach read – the period story of a derailed love affair seen through a sequence of summers’ Kirkus Book ReviewsA graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.• New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings the glamour and decadence of the 1940s alive in her most evocative historical epic yet• Based on the fascinating true story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s time governing the Bahamas during the war, and the infamous unsolved murder of the richest man on the island, Harry Oakes• Beatriz is a New York Times bestselling author: a quality writer who writes in the commercial-literary sweet spot• Beatriz is very PR-savvy and keen to break into the UK marketCompetition: Liza Klaussman, E Lockhart, Maggie Shipstead, Emma Straub, Vanessa Lafaye
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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