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  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

1963 young girl 20's falls in love with married clergyman - "Honest to God" book at that time Howatch quotes P. 150 - Parents Inquisitive Pg. 343 sex most powerful drive known to man Pg. 359 - like + ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Susan Howatch was born in 1940. She obtained a law degree from London University and then immigrated to the United States, where she lived for eleven years. During that time she wrote eight novels, including her international bestsellers "Penmarric" and "The Wheel of Fortune," In 1980 she returned to England, where she began to study Church history. The result was the six novels that make up the Starbridge series. In 1993 she made headlines by funding a lectureship in theology and natural science at Cambridge University.

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