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The Resource The Rome affair, Karen Swan

The Rome affair, Karen Swan

Label
The Rome affair
Title
The Rome affair
Statement of responsibility
Karen Swan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel by Karen Swan. 1974 and Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already onto her third husband when she meets her love match. But he is the one man she can never have, and all the beauty and money in the world can't change it. 2017 and Francesca Hackett is living la dolce vita in Rome, leading tourist groups around the Eternal City and forgetting the ghosts she left behind in London. When she finds a stolen designer handbag in her dust bin and returns it, she is brought into the orbit of her grand neighbour who lives across the piazza - famed socialite Viscontessa Elena dei Damiani Pignatelli della Mirandola. Though the purse is stolen, Elena greets the return of the bag with exultation for it contains an unopened letter written by her husband on his deathbed, twelve years earlier. Mutually intrigued by each other, the two women agree to collaborate on a project, with Cesca interviewing Elena for her memoirs. As summer unfurls, Elena tells her sensational stories, leaving Cesca in her thrall. But when a priceless diamond ring found in an ancient tunnel below the city streets is ascribed to Elena, Cesca begins to suspect a shocking secret at the heart of Elena's life
Summary
1974: Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already onto her third husband when she meets her love match. But he is the one man she can never have, and all the beauty and money in the world can't change it. 2017 and Francesca Hackett is living la dolce vita in Rome, leading tourist groups around the Eternal City and forgetting the ghosts she left behind in London. When she finds a stolen designer handbag in her dust bin and returns it, she is brought into the orbit of her grand neighbour who lives across the piazza - famed socialite Viscontessa Elena dei Damiani Pignatelli della Mirandola
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570886
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swan, Karen
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secrets
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The Rome affair, Karen Swan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A love that can't be stopped. A secret that can't be kept" --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059879926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9781509838011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)984832226
Label
The Rome affair, Karen Swan
Publication
Note
"A love that can't be stopped. A secret that can't be kept" --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059879926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9781509838011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)984832226

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