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Tilly Bagshawe
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27 Sep 2012

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For the ultimate in glamour, it has to be Tilly Bagshawe. Perfect escapism for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jilly Cooper.

Sasha Miller comes to Cambridge with a dream and leaves on a mission. After falling for the lies and charms of her Director of Studies ‘Theo Dexter’ she finds herself betrayed, humiliated and nursing a bundle of broken dreams. Heading to the US she is determined to rebuild her life.

Years later, Sasha emerges from Harvard Business School with one thing on her mind, the downfall of the now famous Professor Theo Dexter.

Meanwhile Theo’s long-suffering wife Theresa also finds herself betrayed and cast aside for a younger and prettier model. Unable to cope she returns to Cambridge a broken woman and tries to rebuild her life away from the scheming Theo Dexter.

One night Sasha turns up at Theresa’s door, she wants revenge at any cost, will Theresa help her?

From the deepest betrayal comes a shocking alliance.
Two vengeful women, one very unlucky man…


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (27 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007326513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007326518
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tilly Bagshawe is the internationally bestselling author of three previous novels. A single mother at 17, Tilly won a place at Cambridge University and took her baby daughter with her. She went on to enjoy a successful career in The City before becoming a writer. As a journalist, Tilly contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Evening Standard before turning her hand to novels.
Tilly's first book, Adored, was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic and she hasn't looked back since. She is married to an American businessman and the couple have two sons. The family divide their time between their homes in London and America.

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Praise for Scandalous:

‘Naughty, but so nice’ Cosmopolitan

‘Tilly Bagshawe writes perfectly indulgent reads and you will devour her latest offering’ Sun

Praise for Tilly Bagshawe:

‘Bagshawe’s prose is as breathless as her plotting’ Mirror

About the Author

Tilly Bagshawe is the internationally bestselling author of three previous novels. A single mother at 17, Tilly won a place at Cambridge University and took her baby daughter with her. She went on to enjoy a successful career in The City before becoming a writer. As a journalist, Tilly contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Evening Standard before turning her hand to novels.
Tilly's first book, Adored, was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic and she hasn't looked back since. She is married to an American businessman and the couple have two sons. The family divide their time between their homes in London and America.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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As a teen, I devoured everything Louise Bagshawe (in her pre-Tory MP incarnation) produced. Career Girls, Tall Poppies, The Movie, Venus Envy... I read and re-read and thoroughly loved the trashy lot of them. So this, my first Tilly Bagshawe, had a lot to live up to in terms of familial expectations! To an extent, she didn't disappoint. She's perhaps even raunchier than Louise was in her hey-day, and that's saying something. Both Sasha and Theresa fit the Bagshawe mould of strong, intelligent women on a vengeful mission, and you really can't help but root for either of them. The settings are textbook glamourous affairs, but it's in hero creation and development that Tilly perhaps doesn't hit the heights attained by her sis. Or maybe I've just got older (a decade may do that to a girl) and find less of a no-holds-barred alpha male more attractive than the breathtakingly arrogant types trotted out in books like Scandalous.

Still, for an indulgent candyfloss beach read, I can't really fault this too much. It ticks all the titillating boxes and will keep you turning the pages waiting for the next explosive incident. All I'd say is: maybe check out Louise Bagshawe's backlist first, it's pretty identical fare, but somehow quite a bit juicier!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Sasha Miller is a young Cambridge physics student. She sets off for Cambridge with aspirations to become a scientist. What she doesn't realise is that she will pay the ultimate price for her ambitions. Her tutor, Theo Dexter, looks like a movie star. He has it all, the looks, the charm and the intelligence. He is also a married man. Sasha finds herself on the wrong end of Theo's self centred ways and leaves the UK for good with her heart broken. She is determined to make a life for herself so heads to the US and finds herself taking her career on a whole other path. Meanwhile, Theo's wife Theresa is also suffering. When Theo casts her aside for a younger and more attractive woman she too tries to move on with her life. What she doesn't realise is that in years to come not only will she meet up with Sasha Miller once again, but she will be asked to seek revenge against Theo.

Oh...my...GOD! Where have I been? This book has been in my ever growing pile of books to read for a little while and to be frank, would have stayed towards the bottom were it not for the rave reviews for it on certain websites. I am so glad that I made the time to read this because it was a corker of a book.

Although I tend to read a lot of crime and thriller type books I love a good Chick Lit book. I find that most of the more mainstream authors I have read or at least tried one of their books. Tilly Bagshawe however failed to reach my radar. I am also a huge fan of the Jackie Collins type smutty `bonkbusters' (I can almost hear people sighing with disdain). Tilly Bagshawe managed to create a perfect combination between the `bonkbuster' and the traditional `chick lit'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good holiday read 31 Aug 2010
By Alison Petrie VINE VOICE
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"Scandalous" isn't rocket science, it doesn't tax the brain but what it does do is give the reader a good read. For that, think holiday reads or on the plane. Tilly Bagshawe writes in a way that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go until the end. A very enjoyable way of passing the time even if I could see the ending pretty much from a third into the book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Holiday Escapism 19 Aug 2010
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A young girl, bright, brilliant and nave; her university professor, handsome, seductive and treacherous; and his wife, sweet, supportive and blind to his faults. It's during Sasha Miller's second undergraduate year that the scandal breaks. But while Sasha is left reeling by Theo Dexter's betrayal, his career is on the up. For his wife Theresa, though, success is the last thing she looked for.

Sticking by Theo through everything, even putting up with his philandering by believing his lies, she hates their new glamorous life and pines for the old days of academia. Not that she has much to worry about, since she no longer fits Theo's high-profile, and he's ready for the next stage of fame. Theo's star is rising, his success is assured, yet there's one small thing he's forgotten. Pride comes before a fall, and Sasha Miller is determined to make it a big one.

Ah, just what every holiday read needs - lost innocence, betrayal, shattered lives, driven women, dastardly men, and vengeance, lots and lots of vengeance. From his first appearance, Theo is loathsome, Tilly Bagshawe doesn't give him a single redeeming feature. And that's the beauty of this book. There is no sympathy, no remorse for Theo, he stars off repellent and gets worse. It's safe to hate him as much as you want, in the full knowledge that justice was coming. It's a steady build, as intricately woven as a thriller, with a lovely emotional pay out at the end.

Theo was so well-crafted, however, that I did feel a lack elsewhere. Sasha is obsessively driven, even before Theo. What he does to her is awful, and how it impacts on her life does create sympathy, but she isn't likeable. Unlike Theresa who is scatty, loyal and sweet - a bit like a spaniel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story
Published 29 days ago by mr pdr clackworthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
Could not put this book down a wonderful read Tilly weaves a wonderful addictive story with amazing characters that will melt your heart.
Published 1 month ago by des69e
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Not as good as some of Tilly Bageshawe's other novels but still entertaining. Like all Bageshawe's novels the characters are strong and easy to relate to the modern day world.
Published 1 month ago by Michael Livingstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Love love love Tilly bagshaw....I think I've read all her books now....great read. Highly recommend, especially whilst chilling on the beach in the sunshine!
Published 2 months ago by guardian angel
2.0 out of 5 stars Spelling mistakes...
Reading this book I find I'm getting annoyed with so many spelling mistakes. The story line I enjoy, but the publisher should have done a better job editing.
Published 2 months ago by Johanna Schouten
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable
My first Tilly Bagshawe read but loved it and have now bought Fame to read. Great holiday or summer read.
Published 3 months ago by IK Banfield
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This is a very interesting read. I don't usually read books within days but with this book I couldn't put it down. There is money, glamour and as the name suggests, scandals. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Haider
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Holiday Read
Taking this book on a light reading scale, this tale should not disappoint. On a purely entertaining level, you could just chill and read. A good pool-side book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lizzie Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Sandalous
Excellent read full of great characters. I found it very hard to put down as I enjoyed the story so much.
Published 5 months ago by sam bradshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Scandal, sex and sinns
Well what more could you possibly need. It will hook you to the book and you will not finish it disappointed. Ahh.. It always feels like I have a double life..
Published 6 months ago by Greiti Keldu
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