The stars of a new TV series called "Manhattan" share their secrets with millions. Offstage they are ordinary people with hopes and dreams, lives and loves, every bit as real, and as the viewers watch the dream unfold the actors share their passions and pains in the performance of their lives.
Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe in Paris. And then, when life is kind to her, Zoya moves on to a new and glittering life in New York. The days of ease are all too brief as the Depression strikes, and she loses everything yet again. It is her career, and the man she meets in the course of it, which ultimately save her, as she rebuilds her life through the war years and beyond. And it is her family that comes to mean everything to her. From the roaring twenties to the 1980's, Zoya remains a rare and spirited woman whose legacy will live on.From the Paperback edition.
A reissue of a novel which has been unavailable since 1987, about a young, glamorous, successful couple whose relationship is threatened by an afternoon's faithlessness.
Alex had given up all hope of finding the right woman until he saw the beautiful Raphaella - young, wealthy and desperately lonely. Trapped in an empty life by a sense of honour and duty to her elderly husband, she denied herself any right to personal happiness, until she met Alex.
Isabella and Amadeo were the toast of international society and the undisputed leaders of Rome couture, bound together by a deep love. Then suddenly their dream was shattered and Amadeo was gone forever. Could Isabella say goodbye to the past and dare to love again?
Orphaned Audrey has always led a sheltered life so she makes the daring decision to leave home. Drawn into a circle of new friends on an Atlantic crossing, Audrey is forced to make agonising choices.
Kesia Saint Martin was the pampered darling of the jet-set, her life a careless round of glamorous games, but she also had a secret life and secret longings. Then she met Lucas Johns - ex-convict, crusader, a man with a lust for life and a gift for danger.
A reissue,with a new jacket, of this saga which follows the fortunes of two generations of beautiful women and ranges from post-war Rome to Paris, New York, London and Athens.