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The Turning Point [Paperback]

Judith Lennox
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Book Description

25 April 2013

A gripping novel of passion, intrigue and ambition, set against the backdrop of 1950s Britain in the popular tradition of Kate Morton.

Cambridge, 1952. When Ellen Kingsley embarks upon an exciting career in scientific research she soon finds herself caught in a bitter world of rivalry and ambition. Resisting the advances of charismatic Mark Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success, she moves to London and falls in love with dashing Alec Hunter. Then a chance encounter introduces Pharaoh to Ellen's old school friend, the captivating India Mayhew, and they embark upon a passionate love affair that leaves destruction in its wake. And amid a web of deceit and desire, long-held secrets will be revealed with far-reaching consequences...


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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Review (25 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755384105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755384105
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Judith Lennox's novels are full of excitement and drama, with great appeal for readers of Kate Morton

About the Author

Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it .. 28 Sep 2012
By jaffareadstoo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The Turning Point opens in 1952, when Ellen Kingsley takes a scientific appointment at the mysterious Gildersleve Hall; there she comes into contact with the enigmatic Marcus Pharaoh, a distinguished scientist, who is as bold as he is dangerous. Caught up in tragedy, Ellen is forced to make some difficult decisions, and her future, once assured, suddenly starts to look uncertain, as secrets from the past threaten the future.

Easy to read from the opening page, this is one of those lovely books that you can just curl up with and read without having to think too hard about convoluted motive, plot or malice. The story is nicely told, the characters are likeable without any one overshadowing the other, and the fine attention to detail really makes the story flow along, so that you become immersed in the lives of Ellen, India and Marcus.

I am always comfortable reading a Judith Lennox novel; she is a talented story teller and with consummate ease draws the reader into a believable world.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Romantic Saga 10 Aug 2012
By Susie B TOP 50 REVIEWER
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It is 1952 and Ellen Kingsley, an intelligent and beautiful young scientist, has just landed a prime job in scientific research at Gildersleve Hall, Cambridge, under the renowned scientist Marcus Pharaoh. Among the scientists working at Gildersleve, Ellen meets the rather dashing Alec Hunter, the chic Frenchwoman Andree Fournier and the rather taciturn Bryan Redmond, all of whom have been personally chosen by the very charismatic, but manipulative and egocentric Pharaoh. Before long Ellen finds herself becoming very attracted to the darkly handsome Alec but when she sees him in an embrace with Andree, she realizes that Alec is not for her. And besides, she has other things to occupy her, not least the unwelcome attentions of Marcus Pharaoh, who does not react well when Ellen politely lets him know that she is not interested in him. When a member of the scientific team is found dead at the foot of the stairs after a heated argument with Pharaoh, Ellen becomes suspicious and reports her suspicions to John Riley, a policeman who is investigating the death. Riley, affable, attractive and devoted to his job, can find no evidence that Pharaoh was involved in his colleague's death and Ellen thinks that is the end of the matter, but shortly after the police have finished their enquiries, Pharaoh sacks Ellen telling her that she is not suited for the work at Gildersleve Hall.

Ellen moves to London, finds work in a hospital and by chance she meets up with an old school friend, India Mayhew, and her brother, Sebastian. India is beautiful, but damaged, and when Marcus Pharaoh, who is speaking at a conference in London, is introduced to her, he is utterly captivated and determined to win her heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars quite a good read 24 May 2013
By Mary
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enjoyable but not perhaps one of her best books. I only read it a few weeks ago but cannot recall the storyline, which is unusual for me; the one I read previously, Catching the Tide, was more memorable by far.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 23 Jan 2014
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I am a fan of Judith Lennox but was disappointed with this. The characters were more superficial and the storyline did not hang together well
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK? 8 July 2013
Format:Paperback
Having read all Judith Lennox's other books I was sadly disappointed with this one - it was still readable but not sure it is one I will read over and over again
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant author 8 Jan 2013
By scjmar
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I love this author's writing, and have read all her books. wasn't disappointed with this one either. Can't wait for next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Judith Lennox 18 Feb 2013
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I look forward to reading each Judith Lennox book, I even save them for holiday time so I can dedicate time to read them with few interruptions. There is always a slight sense of trepidation as I first start to read when I hope I will not be disappointed and no I wasn't with The Turning Point. I found it one of the easiest books to get into and gripped by of all Judith Lennox books. I find the stories well researched especially as I usually have experienced the places she writes about.

Judith always writes about interesting independent women and with roles and experiences so connected to the period.

I am looking forward to the next story, thank you Judith.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tuurning point by Judith Lennox 17 Dec 2012
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Wonderfully fulfilling read as always. One can rely on this author to tie up ends satisfactorily.She is an excellent storyteller.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
As with most of her books a nice easy book to read not too complicated plot and an easy story line to follow
Published 2 months ago by S
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem of Read
Once again a gem of a read from this talented author. I look forward to the next book published,with great anticipation.
Published 8 months ago by angelnanny
5.0 out of 5 stars Never lets me down.
I loved this book but then I AM a big Judith Lennox fan. I have read everything she has written (sometimes more than once) and she never never lets me down. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lynne W
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Judith Lennox
I am a fan of Judith Lennox I hink I must have read all her books and this one did not dissapoint. it is always well written with a good storyline and I get through it very quickly
Published 10 months ago by Anne Marie Meiklejohn
5.0 out of 5 stars Judith Lennox never disappoints. An interesting story.
This story was interesting and enjpoyable because it followed the fortunes of two completely different characters, Ellen and India. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. C. G. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars ????
not read it yet but happy with delivery. All Judith Lennox past books have been so good, so looking forward to reading this
Published 11 months ago by E. Tod
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle purchases
Everything I have purchased for my Kindle has been first class. The books I already knew, except the Judith Lennox one and that I purchased for my wife.
Published 11 months ago by Boba
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT READ
HAVING BOUGHT JUDITH LENOX BOOKS I HAVE NO DOUBT I WILL LIKE IT WHEN I GET AROUNT TO READING THE BOOK.
Published 11 months ago by Rita Makin
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