Scandalous Risks

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 5, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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In the overheated 1960s in the English town of Starbridge, young Venetia Flaxton edges closer to a love affair with Neville Aysgarth, who is Dean of the Cathedral and old enough to be her father. His hidden emotional past and her moral conflict in the present lead them deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the human heart and soul.


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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Fourth in the Starbridge series about ministers in the Church of England in the 20th century. This book takes place in the 1960s, and is told from the perspective of Venetia, a young woman who falls ... Read full review

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User Review  - LudieGrace - LibraryThing

Oh, Susan Howatch, how devilishly entertaining you are. I don't know why I find the Church of England novels so oddly comforting, and indeed sometimes I'm nearly ashamed of how delightful it is to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Susan Howatch was born in Surrey. After getting a degree in law, she emigrated to America, where she married, had a daughter, and embarked on a career as a writer. When she eventually left the United States, she lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. She spent time in Salisbury—which was the inspiration for her Starbridge sequence of novels—and now lives in London.

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