Author(s): Shirley Conran
"Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York's Pierre Hotel to meet Lili - a beautiful, young, and notoriously temperamental Hollywood movie star. None of the women knows exactly why she is there; each has a reason to hate Lili and each of them is astonished to see the others. They are old friends who share a guilty secret and who have for years been doing their best to keep that secret quiet. Their lives are changed forever, however, when Lili suddenly confronts them. When the women refuse to answer her, Lili proceeds to travel around the world through the playgrounds of the rich and famous, seeking to answer the question that has obsessed and almost destroyed her. LACE, Shirely Conran's frank, scandalous novel, follows a group of women, from adolescence to adulthood, as they negotiate the world of work, broken engagements, heartbreak and lasting friendship.
THE SCANDALOUS CLASSIC THAT DEFINED AN ERA - THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD
* Lace gave me prolonged pleasure -- Helen Fielding * There was life before Lace and life after Lace, and nothing was ever the same again. I envy anyone who hasn't read it -- India Knight * Sex, glamour, and bitchery to an epic degree. Lace is the classic that secured Shirley Conran's place in the same high-octane sorority as Jackie Collins, Judith Krantz and Jacqueline Susann, and it still thrills. It changed my life -- J.J. Salem, Author Of Tan Lines * Lace features women you would be proud to call friends. Pick up this book and be sucked into the lives of four female characters who use their own intelligence and confidence to get ahead by themselves. I've loved Lace since I was a teenager and it's still as gripping as it ever was -- Harriet Evans, Author Of The Love Of Her Life * As sexy and smart now as the first day it came out -- Lauren Laverne * A gorgeous, glorious, ground-breaking saga of sex, scandal and family secrets. Here is the return of an awesome blockbuster classic, as fearless and fabulous as it was thirty years ago. Lace is the definitive drama of passion, friendship, intrigue and betrayal. It is hands-down one of the best things to come out of the eighties. I adore it -- Victoria Fox, Author Of Hollywood Sinners * Superwoman author, Shirley Conran, has really hit the literary jackpot ... you can spend a few enjoyable hours finding out if it's more than sex and scandal that's the secret of its success News of the World * A big, brash, bouncy book Mail on Sunday * Money and sex is what Lace is about - clothes, decor and haute cuisine Sunday Times * In its gloriously melodramatic way, the book showed a group of bright, aspirational women making sense of their sexuality while fighting to the top of their professional trees -- Helen Brown The Daily Telegraph
'Life's too short to stuff a mushroom' Shirley Conran was born in London and is a former editor on the Daily Mail and the Observer. Her first book, Superwoman, sold more than a million copies worldwide, and was followed by ten other bestsellers. Shirley's ex-husband is designer Terence Conran, and they have two sons, Jasper and Sebastian, both of whom are designers.shirleyconran.com Join the conversation on twitter #LACE and talk to @ShirleyConran