Birthday Present

August 4, 2009|
Birthday Present by Barbara Vine
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It’s late spring 1990, and a love affair is flourishing between Ivor Tesham, a thirty-three-year-old rising star of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government, and Hebe Furnal, a stunning North London housewife stuck in a dull marriage. What excitement Hebe lacks at home, however, is amply compensated by the well-bred and intensely attractive Tesham – an ardent womanizer and ambitious politician.
 
On the eve of her twenty-eighth birthday, Tesham decides to give Hebe a present to remember: something far more memorable than, say, the costly string of pearls he’s already lavished upon her. Years later, Tesham’s gift will ruin his career, his family, and his life.
 
Set amid an age of IRA bombings, the first Gulf War, and sleazy politics, The Birthday Present is the gripping story of a fall from grace, and of a man who carries within him all the hypocrisy, greed, and self-obsession of a troubled era.
Barbara Vine is the author of such acclaimed novels as A Dark-Adapted Eye, Anna's Book, Grasshopper, and The Blood Doctor. She has won many awards for literary accomplishment, including three Edgar Awards and four Gold Daggers.
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Title:Birthday PresentFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:344 pages, 6.9 X 4.25 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:344 pages, 6.9 X 4.25 X 0.75 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143170260

ISBN - 13:9780143170266

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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