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Sex and Vanity

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Lydia Look

9 Hours 36 Minutes

Cornerstone Digital

June 2020

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Brought to you by Penguin.

The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men.

On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She can’t stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can’t stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can’t stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa.

The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, she finds herself drawn to him again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé and ultimately herself, as she tries to deny George entry into her world – and her heart.

Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

PEOPLE WATCHING HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN.

©Kevin Kwan 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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  • CaptTamagochi

    Very funny. Loved it. My 40-minute walk to work has never been so intense !

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  • Louise W.

    Not worth the time, lacks the humour of the first book. It’s a world of shallow people with no redeeming qualities served up by a narrator with a grating voice and a multitude of unconvincing accents and mispronunciations. I was really looking forward to it but found it beyond disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Predictable, but with a few laughs thrown in. Lacking originality

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