I won – Beautiful Lies

Welcome back,

Here’s another book I got a few weeks back – Beautiful Lies by Clare Clark. I got this book in a little competition on Vintage’s Twitter Page, where we had to find three differences between the original book cover and an altered book cover. I like games like that. Thank you for the book!

A few updates:

  • My TBR (To Be Read) pile is growing and growing and I’m looking forward to the time after those exams are over 🙂
  • I’ve also recently finished reading Carla Frederico’s Die Rosen von Montevideo and I’m thinking about how I’m gonna solve the problem of writing about a German-language book in an English-language blog. I’ll probably make the blog post bilingual or I’ll make two posts.
  • And I’m still reading A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon and I’m still enjoying it. I’m halfway through but there’s always things that keep me from reading. I hope to finish it after my exams. 🙂

Now on to the book:


Summary quoted from Random House UK¹:

It is 1887, and an unsettled London prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Maribel, beautiful bohemian wife of maverick political Edward Campbell Lowe and self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, debates how to make her own mark on the world, while experimenting with the new art of photography. However, the wife of an outspoken member of parliament, whose views inspire enmity and admiration in equal measure, should not be hiding the kind of secrets Maribel has buried in her past.

When a notorious newspaper editor beings to take an uncommon interest in her, Maribel fears he will destroy not only Edward’s career but both of their reputations.

¹ http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/beautiful-lies/9780099570462

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