The rich are different

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Simon & Schuster, 1977 - Fiction - 800 pages
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Dinah Slade is a young Englishwoman of immense vitality and great sensual power whose life, loves, and fierce ambition become intertwined with the fate of a great American Banking family.

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Review: The Rich Are Different (Van Zale #1)

User Review  - Cindy Kanode - Goodreads

I read Van Zale #2, Sins of the Father, prior to reading this book. I still enjoyed it but knew the ending so the excitement was quite there. It would have been helpful in reading book #2 if I had the ... Read full review

Review: The Rich Are Different (Van Zale #1)

User Review  - Marsha - Goodreads

I stumbled upon her books. Audible gave it to me as a welcome gift. I'm addicted to these people. Love the drama, the poor choices, the tunnel vision, and all their tragic flaws. Characters are sadly real. I love characters who make me reflect and make me feel good about my little life. Read full review



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Susan Howatch is an author who writes in a variety of genres, including mystery, romance, and historical fiction. Born on July 14, 1940 in England, she graduated from the University of London in 1961 and served as a law clerk and secretary in the early 1960s before turning to writing full-time. Howatch first gained attention in 1965 with the publication of The Dark Shore, the first of several mystery novels. Replete with Gothic figures, this, and other works, such as April's Grave, feature sassy heroines falling headlong into murder, mayhem, and often romance. With the publication of Penmarric in 1971, Howatch established herself as a multitalented writer, creating modern characters based on historical figures. She also completed the six-volume Starbridge series which revolves around the Anglican Church and several clergy members. With these books, she gained wider critical acclaim as a serious writer posing important theological and philosophical questions.

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