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Overview

"A luscious novel composed of just the right measure of sex, glamour, passion, and psychological motivation . . . . This is a candy of a book."—Cosmopolitan.

"Smoothly written, engrossing . . . Ann is a heroine you love to hate . . . . Will be read with enormous enjoyment for the personalities, from Brenda Frazier to the Duchess of Windsor, that decorate its pages for the knowing glimpses of high living in high places."—Publishers Weekly.

"Dominick Dunne is the best chronicler of American Society since Truman Capote. He is the only person writing about high society from inside the aquarium"—Tina Brown, Vanity Fair

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...The book is crammed with ominous foreshadowings...Yet the novel, peopled by aimless characters who are far more pathetic than sympathetic, never picks up much momentum....Even the ambiguities are only mildly suspenseful....The Two Mrs Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne, this lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous story, a loose retelling of the famous Woodward murder case of 1955, must have made a more compelling news account than it does a novel. -- New York Times
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"A LUSCIOUS NOVEL."
--Cosmopolitan

"STEAMY."
--Newsday

"COMPELLING."
--Liz Smith
   New York Daily News

"DIVERTING."
--Glamour

"SIZZLING."
--Copley News Wire

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517557136
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/1985
  • Pages: 384

Meet the Author

Dominick Dunne is an internationally acclaimed journalist and the bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, including Another City, Not My Own; A Season in Purgatory; An Inconvenient Woman; People Like Us; and The Mansions of Limbo.

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  • Posted August 27, 2009

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    The plot thickens...

    I read this book when it first came out ages ago and it's timeless! Mr. Dunne's character description and development are superb. I can almost feel the fabrics and smell the food as he writes. The characters become more captivating as the plot develops. Truly a magical novel...or are they real people he has known over his lavish career?! Delightful, and you won't want to put it down. You might also want to read his "An Inconvenient Woman" too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Very well written, you will want to reread it later.

    This book was amazing to me. I am from Pittsburg, KS, where the main character is from and I read about places and people that I knew from my childhood. I have recommended this book to people for many years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2006

    I tried to like Ann

    I really did try to like Ann but there is just something about her character that I found loathsome. She is self-centered, egotistical and narcissistic and I couldn't put the book down. Dunne pulls the reader into the book and makes one feel like a fly on the wall. When Ann finally gets what she wants she realizes it is not everything that she wants and she keeps on pushing and pushing and pushing until the climax of murder, lies and cover-up. I love the way Dunne weaves real history into his fictional books and once again he left me wondering....what happened next!

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