Paperback $15.95

Vintage | Jun 12, 2012 | 336 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345803283

  • Paperback$15.95

    Vintage | Jun 12, 2012 | 336 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345803283

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Jun 12, 2012 | 336 Pages | ISBN 9780345803290

Praise

“Osborne has created a thoughtful and evocative tale of class barriers eroding and opportunities expanding.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Though Bea and Edward are virtually unacquainted with Grace and Michael, the lives of all four already are more connected than they can imagine. And those connections will become more complex—and, in Osborne’s hands, intriguing—as war begins to impact the foundations of British society.” —The Star-Ledger

Fans of Downton Abbey will have plenty of reading choices this summer to fill the void left by the popular television series, including Frances Osborne’s second novel.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Acclaim for Frances Osborne’s The Bolter:

“Fascinating. . . beautifully written. . . . Frances Osborne brings the decadence of Britain’s dying aristocracy vividly to life in this story of scandal and heartbreak.” —Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Young Stalin and Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar

“Osborne spins out an enjoyable pot-boiler, with lots of juicy details.” —New York Post

“[A] wildly entertaining biography.” —More

“Intoxicating.” —People

“For those who can’t ever get enough of the frolics and affairs of the British upper class in the ‘20s and ‘30s, this is the book for you. . . . Brilliant and utterly divine. . . . Full of charming details and wonderfully good stories about old scandals. . . . It’s a breath of fresh air from a vanished world.” —Michael Korda, The Daily Beast     
 
“Osborne has written an engaging book, drawing a ­revealing portrait of a remarkable woman and adding ­humanity to her ‘scandalous’ life. . . . And what a life it was.” —The Wall Street Journal

Video & Media

Frances Osborne On Why She Set the Novel During WWI

Frances Osborne On Why She Set the Novel During WWI

Frances Osborne On the Women of Park Lane

Frances Osborne On Why Women’s Rights Matter—Then and Now

Park Lane Book Trailer

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