Gucci Wars: How I Survived Murder and Intrigue at the Heart of the World's Biggest Fashion House

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For a decade, Jenny Gucci lived a life that most women can only dream of. Married to Paolo Gucci, one of the wealthiest men in the world, she stayed at the world's most exclusive locations and kept company with celebrities and royalty. But such privilege came at a price and the darker side of Paolo's personality began to take over. Desperate to break away from the influence of the family, Jenny instigated a divorce from Paolo—a move that left her homeless, penniless, hungry, and facing weekly court ...

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For a decade, Jenny Gucci lived a life that most women can only dream of. Married to Paolo Gucci, one of the wealthiest men in the world, she stayed at the world's most exclusive locations and kept company with celebrities and royalty. But such privilege came at a price and the darker side of Paolo's personality began to take over. Desperate to break away from the influence of the family, Jenny instigated a divorce from Paolo—a move that left her homeless, penniless, hungry, and facing weekly court confrontations that would last for 10 years. She suffered threats and intimidation from him and feared for her safety and for that of their daughter Gemma, who he also refused to support. Even a spell in jail for contempt of court failed to move him. Then in a final act of defiance that shocked the world, he starved his racehorses in a sick attempt to plead poverty. Jenny has survived countless struggles and unbelievable trauma—yet has come through them all to become a stronger, more independent woman. This intriguing book gives an insider's view of what it was really like to be at the heart of a force so powerful and, at times, so unscrupulous.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781844545322
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Gucci is a performing soprano and voice coach currently dividing her time between London, Marbella, and New York.

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Table of Contents


Prologue     xiii
Ballet Shoes and Bullies     1
Dreams and Ambitions     11
La Dolce Vita     21
Shopping, Skiing and Falling in Love     31
Meeting the Family     43
Sables, Pigeons and a Ring     55
Designer Wife and Diplomat     67
Black Sheep - Rifts and Reconciliations     81
Dallas Days and New York Nights     95
Easter Eggs and an Olive Branch     107
Thicker Than Water?     119
A Birth, a Death and a Prison Sentence     129
Sleepless in West Sussex     141
Bye, Bye, Birdies     153
Temper-Tantrums and Testosterone     165
The Last Straw     177
Deidre's Story     189
There's No Fool...     203
All That Glitters...     215
Dark, Destructive Days     229
Prison, Patrizia and the Press     245
Murder in Milan and a Death in Tooting     259
The Gucci Wars     273
Epilogue     283
Bibliography     287
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