By N. D. Coleridge
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9781250028259, 357pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
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A delightfully wicked novel, "The Adventuress" follows the rise and rise of Cathy Fox, a modern-day Becky Sharp
No one forgets Cath Fox. From her scorpion tattoo to her other worldly charms, she's a shrewd woman-on-the-make who will not be swayed in her quest for the top.
From her humble beginnings as a matron's assistant at a top girls' boarding school, Cath embarks on a journey that will take her from a Portsmouth backstreet to the boardrooms of the global empires. With a cast of footballers, media moguls, lords and dukes, Coleridge charts the rise of a woman who will not be denied, right to the very pinnacle of society--a Royal Wedding.
N. D. Coleridge has been praised by everyone from Tina Brown to "The New Yorker" to Graydon Carter for his irresistibly funny and flawless dissection of social mores. Cutting a sweep from the 80s to the present day, this "Vanity Fair "for our age is keenly observed, hilarious, and utterly addictive.