More Than You Know by Penny Vincenzi

72%

10 Critic Reviews

. . .this is primarily a lively romp filled with fashion, scandal, and lots of glamour, all tied up for the requisite happy ending.
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Synopsis

It all comes down to love or money in a harrowing custody battle over a little girl, set against the glossy backdrop of the magazine and advertising worlds in 1960s London.
 
A privileged girl from a privileged class, Eliza has a dazzling career in the magazine world of the 1960s. But when she falls deeply in love with Matt, an edgy working-class boy, she gives up her ritzy, fast-paced lifestyle to get married.
    
By the end of the decade, however, their marriage has suffered a harrowing breakdown, culminating in divorce and a dramatic courtroom custody battle over their little girl. Also at risk is Eliza's gorgeous family home, a pawn in the game, which she can't bear to give up.
    
True to form, Penny Vincenzi introduces a devious cast of characters seemingly plucked from the pages of sixties- and seventies-era magazines, as she deftly maneuvers between the glamorous, moneyed worlds of fashion and advertising, and a heart-wrenching custody battle going on in the courtroom where the social mores of the time are on full display.
 

About Penny Vincenzi

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PENNY VINCENZI, before becoming a novelist, worked at such magazines as Vogue, Tatler, and Cosmopolitan. She is the author of The Dilemma, Almost a Crime, No Angel, Something Dangerous, Into Temptation, Sheer Abandon, An Absolute Scandal, An Outrageous Affair, Windfall, and Forbidden Places. Visit pennyvincenzi.com.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Anchor. 610 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for More Than You Know
All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Excellent
Mar 15 2012

An intriguing glimpse at British life at the outset of the turbulent 1960s.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 20 2012

. . .this is primarily a lively romp filled with fashion, scandal, and lots of glamour, all tied up for the requisite happy ending.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Norah Piehl

. . .consider it as a portrait of a specific time in Britain, when class barriers were becoming far more fluid but gender roles remained relatively rigid.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Katherine Powers on Apr 20 2012

Aside from her legerdemain with plot, much of Vincenzi’s hold over her readers . . .stems from her women becoming such ingenious, hard-driving, high-flying business successes.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Patty Rhule on Apr 22 2012

. . .Vincenzi's book captures all the elements Anglophiles love. . .

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Cleveland.com

Below average
Reviewed by Michele Ross on Apr 12 2012

All through his relentless demands, you just want to slap some sense into her -- and just plain slap him.

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Luxury Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Ann Liu on Apr 26 2012

Eventually, Matt becomes successful. . forgetting where he started from. This shift in dynamics makes it hard to relate to him at all.

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Popcorn Reads

Good
Reviewed by MK

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed More Than You Know, although I wanted to slap a few people silly at certain points.

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Bookfan

Good
Reviewed by Mary on Apr 25 2012

More Than You Know is an emotional and entertaining story of the Fullerton-Clark and Shaw families and their friends during a time of great change.

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Bay State Reader's Advisory

Below average
Reviewed by Lauire C on Apr 26 2012

. . .will be devoured by her fans, but it might not be the one to hook a new reader unless the London fashion scene is a big draw.

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