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Book Lace Which one of you bitches is my mother Simple literary genius We ve all heard lines in movies that have stuck with us forever but this was the first time I d read a book and had that hap

Book Lace "Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Simple literary genius! We've all heard lines in movies that have stuck with us forever, but this was the first time I'd read a book and had that happen to me! My love of literature began early in my life, but Shirley Conrans' Lace was one of the first novels that got me excited and hence I remember it vividly (although I re-read it recently, just to be sure you see). But as an enthusiastic teen I read the book and then I awaited the mini-series of the same name with baited breath. Because if they didn't use that line... well they just HAD to! I was not disappointed. (I maintain firmly that one should always read the book BEFORE one watches any re-enactment of it! NO EXCEPTIONS! And this is not the last time you will hear me say this!) But back to Lace...As a teenager I loved Lily! I wanted to BE Lily! She had been hard done by, she had a terrible upbringing, but she was not going to let that stop her being who she wanted to be and by God, she would make those accountable for her misfortunes pay! And she always got what she wanted.Lace is a great story, about women, our fierce love and protective instincts for our children, our lovers, and our girlfriends as well as our abilities, our talents and our passions. Of the four possible mothers of Lily my bet was with Pagan. I identified with Pagan, like me, she was rebellious, questioning of the rules (just because it's always been that way, doesn't mean it always should be) and sometimes she got things terribly wrong. The characters in Lace are all like this, they have very realistic and human qualities, imperfections that endear them to us as we can see ourselves in there somewhere. But there was just a 25% chance of my being right about Pagan, after all there was Judy, the poor American girl, Maxine, the wealthy French girl and Kate, the English girl (like Pagan) to consider. The four friends had made a pact many years ago to never reveal which one of them was actually pregnant. But Lily wanted to know, and she would stop at nothing to find out. So, was I right about Pagan? And did Lily find out who her mother was? Well, that would be telling.You'll have to read it to find out. And when you do... OMG... look out for the bit with the goldfish! . Lace is Book Four women, Judy, Kate, Pagan and Maxine, are summoned to a New York apartment where they are asked which one of them is the mother of the host As they unlock the past, the women remember the things that tie them together.. Shirley Conran is the ex wife of British designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer Sir Terence Conran She is the mother of designers Sebastian Conran and Jasper Conran A bestselling author in her own right whose most memorable books include Lace and Superwoman.She was educated at the University of Portsmouth In addition to novel writing, she wrote regularly for The Observer newspaper s women s page and was the first women s editor of The Observer Colour Magazine and women s editor of The Daily Mail newspaper where she launched the weekly women s magazine Femail She also has great experience as a designer in textiles and as a colour consultant she had her own paint range She handled the publicity for the Women in Media Campaign devoted to sex discrimination legislation She was on the selection committee of the Council of Industrial Design for eight years She also has been a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine.Shirley Conran is well known for having said First things first, second things never.She was successfully treated for skin cancer several years ago.She has homes in France and London.. A viral Ebook Lace Sjajna visokokvalitetna komercijalna ženska knjiga... aktuelna i zanimljiva i 30 godina posle originalnog objavljivanja... I sjajna ekranizacija... Čipke... :)
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    Shirley Conran is the ex wife of British designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer Sir Terence Conran She is the mother of designers Sebastian Conran and Jasper Conran A bestselling author in her own right whose most memorable books include Lace and Superwoman.She was educated at the University of Portsmouth In addition to novel writing, she wrote regularly for The Observer newspaper s women s page and was the first women s editor of The Observer Colour Magazine and women s editor of The Daily Mail newspaper where she launched the weekly women s magazine Femail She also has great experience as a designer in textiles and as a colour consultant she had her own paint range She handled the publicity for the Women in Media Campaign devoted to sex discrimination legislation She was on the selection committee of the Council of Industrial Design for eight years She also has been a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine.Shirley Conran is well known for having said First things first, second things never.She was successfully treated for skin cancer several years ago.She has homes in France and London.

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  • The first time I read this I was 11 years old yes, really because I had finished reading the stack of books I d taken out of the library and, as I often did when I sped through my tower of borrowed books, I stole a book off of my parents shelves.This was hardly shocking to me at 11, until I got the chapter where the Arab prince is pleasuring his concubine, and that image has since stayed with me in a weird way I learned about things reading books that were not meant for me long before I should v [...]


  • Which one of you bitches is my mother Simple literary genius We ve all heard lines in movies that have stuck with us forever, but this was the first time I d read a book and had that happen to me My love of literature began early in my life, but Shirley Conrans Lace was one of the first novels that got me excited and hence I remember it vividly although I re read it recently, just to be sure you see But as an enthusiastic teen I read the book and then I awaited the mini series of the same name w [...]


  • I thought I posted a review on this years ago Obviously I did not Which is where because I remember this book aver 27 years I was but a wee child of 12 when I read this book One of the girls I knew, her older sister was reading it one day at a picnic So I read a few pages and was like, huh Then she gave me a few looks into where Lily is with the Arabic man and being sexually used There were several erotic scenes in here that as a 12 year old really intrigued me due to my predisposition towards k [...]


  • Well, colour me surprised, but I loved this.I was told it was trash I went into it expecting to be mildly entertained True, there is a very definite target audience and as a general rule it has a vagina, but I had so much fun with this book.Which one of you bitches is my mother Thus does Lili, famous gorgeous actress, attempt to find out from four women which of them is her birth mother The women, Maxine, Judy, Kate and Pagan, went to finishing school in Switzerland in the late 40s One of them g [...]


  • I d never read this or seen the mini series when it first came out sorry, but I have to admit to being old enough for that then everyone started doing Grey comparisons and I saw, somewhere, that this was the Original BONKBUSTER , so I had to read it I liked the characters, I liked the plot the storyline drew me in, and some of the set piece situations are nothing short of brilliant Weaving 5 strands of a story over a 20 year timeframe was very skilful, and the various red herrings kept the suspe [...]


  • Konusu svi re de yat l okulda okuyan d rt k z m z n y llar sonra bir otel odas nda nl film y ld z Lili nin taklar hanginiz benim annemsiniz sorusuyla ba lar.Bu d rt kad n n ya am n bir dantel inceli iyle anlatan kitap i inde her duyguyu bar nd r yor.Gen k zl ktan kad nl a ge i ilk a klar ilk deneyimler kendi cinsel kimliklerini bulma abalar hayal k r kl klar aldat lmalar ama her eye ra men ne olursa olsun dostluklar n yitirmemeleri o kadar g zel anlat lm o kadar ayr nt l ki ya am gibi tan k oluy [...]


  • Ok, so I watched the movie many years ago and decided to read the book I m glad I watched the movie first Once in a while I m into the chic lit drama that seems to attack my inner child and give in to the juicy, bad mouthed, mystery of 4 women whom one had birthed a child in secret The book was written very well and held my attention as flashes of the movie came into play It was long until the pages were becoming a blur as I was able to follow each scene, saying to myself Oh, yes I remember that [...]


  • Awesome novel Very well written and kept me surprised and very interested I would recommend it to anyone Warning There is a second novel called Lace 2 how original, right I m telling you, do not google it and ruin the plot event for yourself Turns out it was a television series back in the day Naturally my curiosity got the best of me as I was trying to figure out what the second book was called and came across BIG AND BOLD the whole premise the story is based on I was only half way through the [...]


  • Four elegant, successful, sophisticated women in their forties have been called to New York to meet Lili, the world famous movie actress.Already a legend despite her youth, Lili is beautiful, passionate, notoriously temperamental Each of the four has a reason to hate Lili And each of them is astonished to see the others for they are old friends who first met in school, old friends who share a guilty secret old friends whose lives are changed when Lili suddenly confronts them and asks, Which one [...]


  • The basic story line and plotting was OK There were no moments of absolute wow or a desire that keep reading no matter what, but it was an interesting and engrossing read The major downfall for me was the timing of the story The book is divided into about 11 or 12 parts, with no discernable reason for this division A part does not solely concentrate on the actions or adventures of one of the five main women, not a one single part cover a specific time period Instead you follow one woman for a wh [...]


  • Which one of you bitches is my mother I instantly knew I was hooked after reading this line.Lace centres around the lives of four best friends depicting their lives from the forties to the late seventies One of the close group has a teenage pregnancy and this mystery of who the father is lies at the heart of the story The book is epic in scope taking us on a sweeping journey through Gstaad to Paris to Hungary to Cairo to the Middle East to London and New York I also liked that Conran based the c [...]


  • Recently, I ve been feeling nostalgic for all those books that were made into mini series in the 80s and impulsively ordered Lace from my local library I haven t read the book since I saw the mini series starring a gorgeous young Phoebe Cates and I wasn t really sure what to expect I was surprised to find that not only is this book compulsively readable, it is also a work of feminism Conran is ruthless in exploring the rape culture of her generation every single one of the female characters is a [...]


  • This book was full of every cliche possible, it had no overarching story seeming rather to be a collection of as many sexual situations the author could think of, and these were not well written Having finished the book it seemed to me that the first and final parts were connected but that almost the entirety of the rest of the book could easily have been skipped without detracting from the reveal at the end This book is very long and not worth the investment it demands.



  • The story opens circa 1980 at an abandoned chateau in the Swiss Alps, once a prestigious boarding school, L Hirondelle Lili travels from there to a private meeting with the elderly Hortense Boutin, who Lili knows was paying money on behalf of one of the school s students to a family which adopted the student s illegitimate child Lili is the child, now grown up.The story then flashes back to 1960, introducing schoolgirls Pagan Trelowney, Judy Hale and Maxine Pascal Through misadventure and romanc [...]


  • Bu yorum ayn zamanda Romancekolikte yay nlanm t r.Bu kitap haf zan za kaz nacak detaylar yla sizi kitaba ba lay p bitene kadar b rakmayan t rden oklu karakterler anlat m na m thi bir rnektir Her karakteri s per bir incelikle i lemi , gizemi ve maceray hikayeye zenle rm yazar m z Ben a k nl kla ve yazar i imden tebrik ederek okudum.Konumuz d rt k z m z n sko ya da ki k bir yat l okulda tan malar ile o sene gen li in ve ba lar nda ebeveyn olmamalar n n verdi i ba d nd r c zg rl k duygusuyla cinsel [...]


  • I read this first when I was a teenager in the 80s and all I really remembered about it was that there was a lot of sex However, when I read Samantha Ellis spin on it as a career woman s manifesto in How to be a Heroine, my curiosity was piqued and I decided to read it again.It is certainly a page turner and i ploughed through it pretty fast The writing is a bit clunky and old fashioned, some of the characters are flimsy, and the plot is a bit unbelievable But, I read it as a story that is reall [...]


  • Quivering.All the women in this book have experiences which involve quivering whether he quivers, she quivers or they both quiver at the same time, after a while I shook my head every time the word was mentioned It must appear every two to three pages For a book supposedly about strong, intelligent women they sure go from one man to the next, their whole lives seem dominated by relationships It has such an unbelievable ending, I thought I was reading a spoof parody The book seemed to go on and o [...]


  • I can honestly say I didn t know anything about this book or that it was a series before I even picked it up I was browsing barnes and noble and I m not a romance type of reader but this book has open a new door for me I read the summary figured might be a good read and boy was I right I was hooked and read the whole book in less then a week I m not gonna be a spoiler about the book but it s a great read about a companionship between a group of ladies One of the girls gives birth to a girl at a [...]


  • I definitely put this novel in the gaggle of girls fiction genre It rates with Mary McCarthy s The Group, Rona Jaffe s The Best of Everything, and Jacqueline Susann s Valley of the Dolls, with McCarthy s being the most superior in terms of writing Lace is far salacious than the others, at times even pornographic, but I suppose it was a mark of that era s sensibilities late 70 s, early 80 s It s enjoyable though, like Sex the City the European Version meets Penthouse Letters.


  • Loved this book Three college girls, one gets pregnant Each claims to be the one pregnant in order to protect the true mother The girl is adopted out, and grows up to be famous actress Lili Lace Once she is old enough, Lili comes looking for her true mother and blows the lid off a number of sordid secrets I thought I knew who the mother was through the entire book, but the author got me good One of my favorite 80s style drama intrigue novels For those who have not read Shirley Conran, her style [...]


  • my long time favorite the plot was great It was full of twists and excitement I read this long time ago and I wanted to have a copy of this again It s worth reading and I feel like reading it again I m amazed how the four girlfriends hid their secret for such a long time and how the story reveals the same.


  • Re read as i first read this book over 25yrs ago Took me straight back to 1982 Remembered lots of it, though there were parts i d forgotten As fab a read now as it was back then Took me right back to my early teens high school Hope that Lace 2 will soon also be re published as would love to re read that also.


  • A fabulous novel from the 80s republished to show 50 Shades how it s really done I vaguely remember reading this years and years ago and it s still a fabulous holiday read Great characters and a silly plot It s something that never pretends to be something else Can t wait to read Lace 2.


  • first read this when i was about 14 and was gobsmacked by the content but loved the story i re read this every few years and 26 years on i still love it as much as i did when i first read it It takes you away to a glamorous world and is totally trashy but thats why its so great


  • I haven t read this book since I was a teenager and I don t plan to re read anytime I don t want to be disappointed by something I remember loving Unfortunately that has happened when I ve gone back to some book I loved when I was young Savages by same author and I ve learned my lesson.


  • Read this book at least 3 time or so and this was a 5 star book for me back in the days.Still have the Dutch hardback and my daughter wanted something to read Gave her Lace and she loved it Wanted to read the sequel as well.Great book if you want to read something light.



  • This was the first real full length novel I read as a kidI had to hide it from my mum I was 15 I think and really enjoyed every bit of it It was like the retro sex and the city


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