Lace by 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. It’s free and it only takes a minute Sign upLogin · All · Books · Pictures, photos, objects Lace / Shirley Conran Conran, Shirley · View online · Borrow · Buy. 15 Feb · Home».

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Hope that Lace 2 will soon also be re-published as would love to re-read that also. English Choose a language for shopping. Surprisingly, that doesn’t grate with me at all – there’s some quality to the book that just feels really observed. A fabulous novel from the 80s republished to show 50 Shades how it’s really done.

The perfect beach read! She was on the selection committee of the Council of Industrial Design for eight years. This book is very long and not worth the investment it demands. By the time it got to the end, I had narrowed down the potential mother to one of two, and of those two it was not the one I had expected. I would genuinely call it a feminist classic. The Arrangement 2 The Ferro Family.

This was hardly shocking to me at 11, until I got the chapter laxe the Arab prince is pleasuring his concubine, and that image has since stayed with me in a weird way. Well, that would be telling. But, I read it as a story that is really about female friendship and how important that is in the lives of the four central characters.

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The three women, though they initially promise to retrieve the child, do lacd do so. For a book supposedly about strong, intelligent women they sure go from one man to the next, their whole lives seem dominated by relationships. A Conra International Novella.


It has such an unbelievable ending, I thought I was reading a spoof parody. The emotional attachement that was suddenly formed in the last chapter between all five women, seemed very rushed and unconvincing.

There’s bound to be some exotic royalty sometimes one of the women, sometimes someone else. So, was I right about Pagan?

The ending of the book appeared very sudden. Lists with This Book. Recently, I’ve been feeling nostalgic for all those books that were made into mini-series in the 80s and impulsively ordered Lace from my local library. It was like the retro sex and the city! The writing is a bit clunky and old-fashioned, some of the characters are flimsy, and the plot is a bit unbelievable.

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I was way too young to be reading it but even then I understood that what I was reading was good if a bit racy. This particular incarnation of that formula was actually quite good. She describes the outfits of every character with a relish unparalleled in the sex scenes, and it’s marvellous. They all do exciting things, and difficult things, and spend a lot of time hopping to and fro across the Atlantic, and all but one of them gets married at least once.

I chanced on Lace when I picked it up at a library book sale. The Shirleu 5 The Ferro Family.

Which one of you bitches is my mother? A part does not solely concentrate on cknran actions or adventures of one of the five main women, not a one single part cover a specific time period.

Aug 30, Min Kimber rated it really liked it. I also found it difficult to establish an emotional connection with any of the women involved.


I learned about things reading books that were not meant for me long before I shou The first time I read this I was 11 years old yes, really because I had finished reading the stack of books I’d taken out of the library and, as I often did when I sped through my tower of borrowed books, I stole a book off of my parents’ shelves. We’ve all heard lines in movies that have stuck with us forever, but this was the first time I’d read a book and had that happen to me! Withoutabox Submit shirely Film Festivals.

One of them got pregnant and had a baby, which got put up for fostering. They’re about a group of women, their friendship and their empowerment. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this?

shidley The Arrangement 6 The Ferro Family. Lace centres around the lives of four best friends depicting their lives from the forties to the late seventies. I went into Lace well-aware of its infamy.

I think I also enjoyed this book because I came to it at the right moment – right now, I’ve just finished my degree sand I’m trying to work out what to do frwe my life. 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. I had to hide it from my mum.

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Read this book at least 3 time or so and this was a 5 star book for me back in the days. The Arrangement 4 The Ferro Family. Learn more about Amazon Prime.