The Adventuress by N.D. Coleridge
A Novel

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Coleridge’s smashing epic delivers a wealth of entertainment.


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.


About N.D. Coleridge

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A former newspaper journalist and magazine editor, N.D. COLERIDGE joined Conde Nast as editorial director of the British company in 1989. He has been managing director since 1991 and president of Conde Nast International since 2012. He is the author of four previous novels and lives in London and Worcestershire with his wife and four children.
Published May 28, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. 365 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jun 17 2013

It's an entertaining read, and she sets the stage for an absorbing literary venture but disappointingly manages only to skim the surface.

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on Apr 13 2013

Coleridge’s smashing epic delivers a wealth of entertainment.

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