Zelda's Cut

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HarperCollins, 2000 - Psychological fiction - 422 pages
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Literary novelist Isobel Latimer is respected, respectable, and secretly tired of her dutiful life. In desperation, she decides to write the kind of "trash" that sells, under the name Zelda Vere.

As Zelda emerges -- through a mix of cosmetics, fashion, and imagination -- Isobel discovers how enjoyable life can be when it is filled with beauty and romance.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Isobel Tucker is a prizewinning novelist, but recently her books haven't been making money. One reviewer hit the nail on the head: "People [today] want irony, action and dramatic self-development ... Read full review

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

For years, Isobel Latimer has composed serious novels for serious people, but to dwindling acclaim and evermore dwindling financial gain. Now her husband is ill and she must carry the burden of their ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kingston University in 1994. Her historical novels include: Wideacre, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Other Queen, The White Queen, The Red Queen, The Lady of the Rivers and The White Princess. She has also written several contemporary fiction works including Perfectly Correct, The Little House and Zelda's Cut. She adapted her novel A Respectable Trade, about the slave trade in England, into a four-part series for BBC television. Her script won an award from the Committee for Racial Equality. She won the Feminist Book Fortnight Award in 1990 and the Romantic Novelist of the Year Award in 2002. Her book, The Other Boleyn Girl, won the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year award and was adapted into a major feature film in 2008 starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. The White Queen was adapted into an original cable series on the Starz nertwork in 2013 starring Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson. Her title The Kings Curse made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. Her title, The Taming of the Queen, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Her latest bestseller is Three Sisters, Three Queens. Gregory also writes children's books, is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, a frequent broadcaster for radio and television, and runs a small charity that builds wells in schoolyards in Gambia.

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