Rome, 1961. As the cameras roll on Cleopatra, the world is transfixed by the love affair emerging between Hollywood’s biggest stars: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
But on the film set, tensions are running high. The money is running out, and a media storm is brewing over the Taylor-Burton relationship. When historical advisor Diana Bailey starts work on the film, she wants nothing more than to escape from her own troubled marriage and start anew. But as the heady world of Hollywood envelops her, secrets begin to emerge in the cast and crew. Is everything as it seems? And what really hides beneath the glamour of the famous film?
An enthralling story of love and passion from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife, set against the stunning backdrop of one of the most iconic Hollywood movies ever made.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With a Phd in history and a special expertise in Cleopatra, Diana Bailey leaves London and her husband Trevor to consult on a film in Rome--and that film just happens to be a very real film, the magnificent Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (and their passionate affair). Trevor hates to see her leave, but Diana yearns for a bit of excitement before settling into years of motherhood. In Rome, she quickly finds that all is not as it seems.
History, romance, and murder meld into a fast-paced story set against a glamorous Hollywood film backdrop. Set in the 1960s, Gill Paul brings to life the fashions, scenery, and customs of the era with an expert eye. The Affair is a passionate, well-told story set in a glamourous period and place. Five-stars for this engaging read!
Was this a novel or did this stuff really happen? And who was the observer, witness, etc.? Was the Englishwoman really jailed for murder or was that fiction. I was very confused. Not worth the time spent reading such drivel.
This was the most remarkably boring I've read in a long time. It should have ended about halfway thru. Very disappointing!
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