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Kay Burley
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First Ladies

2.7  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
What happens when the power of love challenges the love of power?‘So, have you met the Prime Minister before?’Suave PM Julian Jenson has just been re-elected. The nation’s darling, he has an elegance and natural charm in public. But in private the cracks are starting to show.At his side is his wife, Valerie. Trim, tall, well educated but deeply unhappy – with her son and d ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2011)
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Diana Hockley
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I confess - I got this book out of my local library a couple of weeks ago and only just got it out from under the bed yesterday.

The shenanigans of politicians of every persuasion are well known throughout the world. The First Lady, no matter what country or political party, is shown gazing adoringly at her errant husband as they stand - hand in hand- facing the media as he confesses what a bad boy he's been, but he can redeem himself - he's a good person really. This, of course, is solely becau
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Leah
May 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What happens when the power of love challenges the love of power? ‘So, have you met the Prime Minister before?’ Suave PM Julian Jenson has just been re-elected. The nation’s darling, he has an elegance and natural charm in public. But in private the cracks are starting to show. At his side is his wife, Valerie. Trim, tall, well educated but deeply unhappy – with her son and daughter away at school, alcohol is becoming a trusted friend. Sally Simpson is at the peak of her game. Powerful editor of ...more
Asha
Sep 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Didn't finish this, it's dirge.
Susan
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This book was pretty slow really. Burley was more interested in "showing" the seedier underworld of the celebrity culture. And yeah so maybe she has insights into that world. And maybe that stuff does go on. But to be honest. Who cares??!!

A readable book. But not what i would call gripping or juicy or any of the things the cover proclaims it to be.
Rebecca
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition


Basically sums it up.
Jo
Sep 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
Gave up after 40 pages. What a load of dross. Dreadful writing, tissue-thin plot. The author knows little about politics.
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Burley's first novel, titled First Ladies, is due to be released on May 12, 2011. The book is an erotic romance set in the media industry, including television news.
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