“Which one of you bitches is my mother?”
Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York’s Pierre Hotel to meet Lili - a beautiful, young, and notoriously temperamental Hollywood movie star. None of the women knows exactly why she is there; each has a reason to hate Lili and each of them is astonished to see the others. They are old friends who share a guilty secret and who have for years been doing their best to keep that secret quiet. Their lives are changed forever, however, when Lili suddenly confronts them. When the women refuse to answer her, Lili proceeds to travel around the world through the playgrounds of the rich and famous, seeking to answer the question that has obsessed and almost destroyed her.
Lace, Shirely Conran’s frank, scandalous novel, follows a group of women, from adolescence to adulthood, as they negotiate the world of work, broken engagements, heartbreak and lasting friendship.
Much more than the original bonkbuster, Lace
features women you would be proud to call friends. Pick up this book and be sucked into the lives of four female characters who use their own intelligence and confidence to get ahead by themselves. I've loved Lace
since I was a teenager and it's still as gripping as it ever was.
- Harriet Evans, author of THE LOVE OF HER LIFE
gave me prolonged pleasure.
- Helen Fielding
The ultimate bonkbuster. There was life before Lace
and life after Lace
, and nothing was ever the same again. I envy anyone who hasn't read it. ”
- India Knight
As sexy and smart now as the first day it came out. ”
- Lauren Laverne
Sex, glamour and bitchery to an epic degree. Lace
is the classic that secured Shirley Conran's place in the same high-octane sorority as Jackie Collins, Judith Krantz and Jacqueline Susann, and it still thrills. It changed my life.”
- J.J. Salem, author of TAN LINES
A gorgeous, glorious, ground-breaking saga of sex, scandal and family secrets. Here is the return of an awesome blockbuster classic, as fearless and fabulous as it was thirty years ago. LACE is the definitive drama of passion, friendship, intrigue and betrayal. It is hands-down one of the best things to come out of the eighties. I adore it. ”
- Victoria Fox, author of HOLLYWOOD SINNERS