Fleur De Leigh's Life of Crime: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 14, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Tucked away in her parents' lavish Beverly Hills mansion, young Fleur de Leigh has all the benefits of a privileged and glamorous upbringing. Or so she is frequently told. Fleur's mother, a flamboyant, ambitious B-movie actress and eponymous star of The Charmian Leigh Radio Mystery Half-Hour, and her aloof father, currently reduced to producing the TV game show Sink or Get Rich, casually entrust their daughter's welfare to a procession of nannies, cooks, and character actors. Surrounded by falsies, false eyelashes, and lust for fame, Fleur seeks to learn from her eccentric caretakers the difference between genuine love and its many imitations.

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Fleur is now 15, it's the early 60s and Fleur's parents have sent her to a 'boarding' school in Tucson. The 'boarding' school turns out to be a place where the 'sickly' go -- when AZ used to be the place to go when you had health issues. Again, it's a clever story and a quick read. Read full review

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Eloise meets 1950s Hollywood in this charming yet bittersweet autobiographical first novel. Enduring self-centered, neglectful showbiz parents and a string of nannies, Fleur de Leigh ("the de is ... Read full review


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Diane Leslie is the author of Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime, a Los Angeles Times bestseller for twenty-eight weeks. She lives in Los Angeles, where for many years she has hosted author readings and led book groups at Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore.

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