A passionate, tender and captivating story of glamour, infidelity and love, behind the scenes of the most iconic Hollywood movie ever made
Rome 1961. As the camera rolls on the film set of Cleopatra, the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton love affair is about to capture the world’s attention.
When Diana Bailey arrives on set to begin work as a historical advisor, tensions are running high. The film is in financial crisis and a media storm is brewing over the Taylor-Burton relationship.
As Diana adjusts to a new life away from her troubled marriage, she strikes up a close friendship with Helen, a young make-up artist, and seeks solace in Ernesto, a charismatic member of the film crew. But Helen is harbouring a dark secret of her own, one that will affect Diana in more ways than she could ever imagine…
An enthralling story of love and passion, set against the backdrop of one of the most iconic films 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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