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The Decision

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The Decision, Penny Vincenzi, book reviewThe Decision is the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi, often referred to as the “doyenne of the blockbuster”. As a long time fan of her absorbing novels, I was keen to read The Decision and, hopefully, lose myself in it.

Opening in the 1950s, The Decision is the story of a love affair, marriage and divorce. Eliza Fullerton-Clark was one of the last debutantes, and her parents are keen for her to marry a rich man, but she is much more interested in her successful career in fashion. Matt Shaw is from a working class background, but has become very successful in the post-war property boom, and has his own company. Falling hopelessly in love, they both believe they have found true and lasting happiness.


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Another Woman

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Another Woman By Penny VincenziAnother Woman is the first book I have read by Penny Vincenzi and I was not disappointed at all. In fact I found it an incredibly enjoyable but intriguing read! This is one of her earlier books though, written in 1995, and it always seems strange these days to read a fairly contemporary novel where there are no mobile phones! It goes to show how even novels become dated!

Anyway, back to ‘Another Woman’. I was firstly drawn to the title, wondering who indeed was this ‘another woman’. It turns out that she is Cressida, who disappears mysteriously the night before her lavish wedding is due to take place. Interestingly, we never meet Cressida in the story, although she is about somewhere at the beginning.


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