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A Partial Indulgence

Stephanie Theobald

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'Art, sex, money, class - this novel delivers them all, with enormous style' The Times

In a decaying mansion in the middle of nowhere three unlikely companions are trying to work out where they are and how they got there.

As they tell their stories fuelled by sex, champagne and the decadence of the art world, it becomes clear that they are all connected by one man: Charles Frederick de Vere.

De Vere is the spectacular art dealer who has fed on the hedonism of sixties Paris, the insanity of eighties New York and the hype of London's Young British Artists.

But now that people from his past have begun to haunt him, how much longer can he escape the dark secrets that lurk behind his phenomenal success?

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Praise for A Partial Indulgence

  • 'Exuberant, sexy and very, very dark' - Mirror

  • 'Reading it feels like a sublimely forbidden pleasure' - Easy Living

  • 'A modern gothic fantasy...with the pleasure of an unfolding mystery' - Observer

  • 'Sex, death, money and art. In her modern gothic fantasy, Stephanie Theobald mixes up these heady ingredients to comic, creepy effect....funny and violently erotic, with the pleasure of an unfolding mystery.' - Observer

  • 'Theobald writes about the art world with wisdom, wit and irreverence, and has a sharp eye and ear for the things people do when driven by desire.' - The Times

  • Theobald is endlessly funny and knowledgeable about the outer reaches of desire. - Esquire

  • 'Exuberant, sexy and very, very dark. Stephanie Theobald's novel lifts the lid on both the art world and the true nature of desire.' - Mirror

  • 'A Partial Indulgence's landscape is a giddying place of aristocrats, hustlers, sex and excess.' - Gay Times

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Stephanie Theobald

Former fashion editor of THE EUROPEAN, Stephanie Theobald now lives in London and Spain, and writes full-time. She is the author of four novels, BICHE, SUCKING SHRIMP, TRIX and A PARTIAL INDULGENCE.

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