A respected literary novelist, Isobel Latimer is secretly bored with her staid and proper life and decides to slum in the "trash" fiction category when she begins to pen romantic novels under a pseudonym.
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Philippa Gregory has a history degree from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. A fellow of Kingston University, she lives with her family in Sussex, England.From AudioFile:
While Isobel Latimer's literary novels receive ever smaller advances, her nonworking husband clamors for a new swimming pool. Isobel and her agent conspire to create a fictional author, Zelda Veer, for whom Isobel will ghostwrite a bestseller with no literary value to fill the family coffers. Norma West's refined English captures Isobel and her educated husband perfectly, both in dialogue and narrative. West proves equally adept at sliding into sleaze when Isobel dons the wig, clothing, and persona of Zelda. The smarmy pool salesman and Isobel's gender-confused agent are nailed with equal accuracy. Despite the story's abrupt and farfetched ending, West's performance creates a polished production. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312267045
Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0312267045 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1022608