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Kingston – Books 15 – IMG_7196
Author; Judith Krantz
Publisher: Crown Books
Played out against the opulence of Beverly Hills, the elegance of Paris, the ruthless worlds of high fashion and international movie-making, this is the story of Billy Ikehorn and her metamorphosis into one of the world’s most desirable women. Once she had been desperately unhappy and unattractive daughter of a recluse doctor, the “poor relation” in an aristocratic Boston family. Now she was beautiful, glamorous and sought after…and she gloried in it. Unleashing her long-pent-up passion, Billy moved from one man to the next until she found Ellis Ikehorn, nearly forty years her senior and ruler of a vast industrial empire. At their villa on the French Riveria, their apartment in Paris, or their vineyard estate in California, Billy learned to forget the pain of her past. Their happiness was total but brief. After five ecstatic years, Billy was alone once more. To fill the growing, dreadful void, she created Scruples, a playland specialty shop where the rich could indulge their most lavish desires. For some, scruples was the beginning of a dream come true – for Billy, it was the first step to finding her real self and desires.
With penetrating insight and shocking detail, Judith Kranz intimately evokes the public and private worlds of the super wealthy, the ambitious, and the talented. A keen observer and a brilliant storyteller, she vividly portrays the raw sexuality. The needs and the drives of the world’s most beautiful people.
Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in it. Scruples was translated into twenty languages and made Rodeo Drive famous around the world. The New York Post said that "Scruples was born to be a smash bestseller. . . It has more inside information about the worlds of high fashion and Hollywood than you'd find in a dozen.
After five brief but ecstatic years married to the ruler of a vast industrial empire, Billy Ikehorn creates Scruples, a California specialty shop where the rich can have realized their most lavish whims and wildest fantasies
Hardcover with jacket 478 pages ISBN-13 : 978-0517532539