POWER - Two clever, stylish and ambitious women are fighting for control of a multi-million cosmetics empire. MYSTERY - What is the secret that lies behind its charming, ruthless creator, Julian Morell? And why, when he dies, does he leave half his forturne to a complete stranger? GLAMOUR - Here are the designer interiors, the jewels, cars and to-die-for couture of the rich and the super-rich - the glittering, fabulous world Julian created for himself, and the six women who loved him. PASSION - And here is a love story - poignant, sexy, tempestuous, spanning thirty years - featuring a mother, a mistress, a wife and a daughter, all of whom are overshadowed by ...old sins.
Penny Vincenzi is one of the UK's best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first novel, Old Sins, was published in 1989, she has written fourteen bestselling novels, most recently The Best of Times and the number one bestseller An Absolute Scandal. Her first 'proper' job was at the Harrods Library, aged sixteen, after which she went to secretarial college. She joined the Mirror and later became a journalist, writing for The Times, the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Several years later, over seven million copies of Penny's novels have been sold worldwide, and she is universally held to be the 'doyenne of the modern blockbuster' (Glamour). Penny has four daughters and divides her time between London and Gower, South Wales.