WorldCat Identities

Vincenzi, Penny

Works: 97 works in 649 publications in 17 languages and 22,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6072.I525, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Penny Vincenzi
No angel by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

53 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routinely making decisions that have dangerous consequences, strong-willed aristocrat's daughter Celia Lytton sets in motion a series of events during World War I that have a particular impact on her family
The best of times : a novel by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an ordinary Friday afternoon, on a major motorway outside of London, a trailer truck suddenly and violently swerves across fives lanes of traffic--careening cars into one another like dominoes and leaving a trail of chaos and confusion. Within the space of a minute, an astounding miles-long pileup has amassed. As the survivors await help, their stories unfold.--From publisher description
More than you know : a novel by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set against a backdrop of the glossy magazine and advertising worlds of 1960s London follows a harrowing courtroom custody battle between Eliza, who gave up her writing job to marry, and her ex-husband, Matt, an edgy working-class man
Sheer abandon : a novel by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting by chance in 1985, three young women spend time together in Thailand before going their separate ways and are reunited many years later, unaware that the daughter abandoned at birth by one of them is now searching for her birth mother
An absolute scandal : a novel by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the boom-or-bust days of the 1980s, a group of people is brought together by the devastating financial woes of Lloyd's, including Nigel Cowper, his wife Lucinda, and banker Simon Beaumont and his ad exec wife
Almost a crime by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Londoners Tom and Octavia Fleming seem to have the perfect power marriage: high profile and mutually supportive, both professionally and personally. They are attractive and rich, and each runs a successful business. They have three lovely children and a calendar brimming with glamorous social events. But when Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair, and that it is by no means his first, every single aspect of her marriage and her life threatens to disintegrate. And this is no ordinary affair--it is one that snowballs into terror that no one in the Flemings' charmed circle can escape
Windfall by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensible Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a huge fortune. For the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes, and she starts to question her marriage, her past, her present, and her future. But where did her inheritance really come from and why? Too soon the windfall has become a corrupting force, one that Cassia cannot resist
Something dangerous by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into the powerful Lytton family, twins Adele and Venetia Lytton grow up in a golden world, until the dark specter of Nazi Germany begins to loom over Europe and the Lytton family faces challenges for which they are unprepared
Into temptation by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lytton family past is full of secrets. Only one person knows them all and that is Lady Celia Lytton, the family matriarch. Some are more dangerous than others, some entirely her own, others shared with her family, all absolutely safe in her keeping. Until something happens that threatens to reveal them all."--Cover
Forbidden places by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime is never easy, and Grace Bennett and her two friends are doing the best they can. Forbidden Places reveals the stories of one young woman who is widowed after only five years of marriage, a wife who rethinks her feelings after witnessing disturbing changes in her husband, and a woman who wonders if the war will free her from a brutal marriage
Old sins by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Morell's monumental business empire is up for grabs as six powerful women--his mother Letitia; his first wife Eliza; his daughter Roz; Susan, an executive; Camilla, his long-time mistress; and Phaedria, his second wife--battle for control
The dilemma by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third wife of a charismatic businessman tells a complicated lie in order to safeguard her marriage and children, a decision she subsequently evaluates at the height of an emotional crisis
An outrageous affair by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloe Windsor discovered that the truth could kill when her famous, rich and charming husband committed suicide.... Fleur FitzPatrick found out that the truth could kill during the long and painful journey to avenge her father's death. Caroline Hunterton had always known of its destructive power, but her long buried past was a secret which could not be kept forever. From the Suffolk countryside in World War II to the decadence of post war Hollywood, from the glitz of Madison Avenue to the excesses of the theatrical aristocracy in London, An Outrageous Affair tells the story of one such truth, brought to light by the brutal investigative skills of one man, and by the publication of the book he was determined to write
A perfect heritage by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary Athina Farrell hires Bianca Bailey to revitalize a once-great skincare company with unexpected consequences. A devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder"--
Wicked pleasures by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga set throughout the latter half of the 20th century traces a mega-wealthy family's efforts to orchestrate respective agendas from their Hamptons summer homes and English countryside manor, while a brother and two sisters discover that they all have different fathers
Another woman by Penny Vincenzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the seemingly elated Cressida Forrest disappears without a trace the night before her lavish wedding, a frantic search for answers reveals a fragile web of sexual and financial secrets involving two families
Sheer abandon : [a novel] by Penny Vincenzi( Recording )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clio, Jocasta, and Martha, three college students who backpack through Thailand on a holiday. Upon return to England one of them gives birth and abandons the baby at Heathrow Airport. Sixteen years later the child searches for her mother
More than you know : a novel by Penny Vincenzi( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all comes down to love or money in a harrowing custody battle over a little girl, set against the glossy backdrop of the magazine and advertising worlds in 1960s London. A privileged girl from a privileged class, Eliza has a dazzling career in the magazine world of the 1960s. But when she falls deeply in love with Matt, an edgy working-class boy, she gives up her ritzy, fast-paced lifestyle to get married. By the end of the decade, however, their marriage has suffered a harrowing breakdown, culminating in divorce and a dramatic courtroom custody battle over their little girl. Also at risk is Eliza's gorgeous family home, a pawn in the game, which she can't bear to give up. True to form, Penny Vincenzi introduces a devious cast of characters seemingly plucked from the pages of sixties- and seventies-era magazines, as she deftly maneuvers between the glamorous, moneyed worlds of fashion and advertising and a heart-wrenching custody battle going on in the courtroom, where the social mores of the time are on full display
An absolute scandal : [a novel] by Penny Vincenzi( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the boom-and-bust years of the 1980s, follow the lives of a group of people drawn together by their mutual monetary woes when the great financial institution Lloyd's undergoes a devastating downturn
No angel by Penny Vincenzi( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the tumultuous backdrops of London and New York, No angel is, as Good housekeeping wrote, "an absorbing page-turner, packed with believable characters and satisfyingly extreme villains, eccentrics and manipulators." Enter the world of the rich charismatic Lytton family and their powerful publishing empire in this passionate family saga, spanning the Edwardian era to World War I and the excesses of the glamorous twenties. Enter the world of Celia Lytton--a woman who is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others--not only her husband, Oliver, and their children; but the destitute Sylvia Miller, whose life is transformed by Celia's intrusion; Oliver's daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and Sebastian Brooke, for whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all
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No angel
Alternative Names
Penny Vincenzi Brits schrijfster

Пени Винченци

The best of times : a novelMore than you know : a novelSheer abandon : a novelAn absolute scandal : a novelAlmost a crimeWindfallSomething dangerousInto temptation