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Louise Bagshawe

Louise Mensch is the author of fifteen novels under the name Louise Bagshawe and has been a top ten bestseller. She has also been published in more than eight languages. Her new novel, BEAUTY, is written as Louise Mensch, the name for which she became known in the UK as an MP for the Conservative Party. She is an active user of social media, runs a blog and is the mother of three children. She now lives with her husband, Peter Mensch, in New York.

 Her latest book BEAUTY was published by Headline in January 2014 under her married name Louise Mensch.

 She is also a freelance journalist, writing under the name Louise Mensch.

 

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DESTINY

Orphan Kate Fox is determined to make her mark in the world, and with her gorgeous looks, what better way to secure her future than to marry money? When she attracts the attention of media mogul Marcus Broder – sophisticated, powerful and wealthy beyond measure – it seems as though all of Kate’s dreams have come true.

But marriage to Marcus isn’t everything she imagined. A closet filled with designer clothes, and nothing to do with her time but shop, lunch and be beautiful, does not bring happiness. Before long, Kate wants out of her marriage, a career of her own, and a chance at love. But Kate’s reputation as a gold-digger is sealed. Ruthlessly pursued by Marcus, who will stop at nothing to destroy her, Kate knows she has to defeat her past if she is to win the trust of the man she loves.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755336178

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2011
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Czech

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DESIRE

It’s the perfect wedding: tropical sunshine, glamorous guests, a beautiful bride who came from nowhere to marry a handsome Hollywood millionaire. But the day is about to take a shocking turn.

 Lisa Costello has all the expensive clothes and exotic vacations that come with dating a rich man. But her relationship with Josh Steen is a sham. Yet nothing could have prepared Lisa for the morning after their decadent wedding in Thailand. Josh is dead – and it looks like Lisa killed him.

As Lisa escapes, ex-FBI trainee turned journalist Sam Murray is on her trail. Suspecting a set-up, both Lisa and Sam face a race against time to uncover who’s really behind the hit. With a professional assassin moving in for the kill, the clock is ticking fast…

“This is a fabulous read. A completely gripping global man-hunt and glorious romance combine in this race against time to discover who is really behind the hit. Bagshawe is a brilliant writer…I can’t recommend it highly enough”. Daily Mail

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755336143

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2010
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, Bulgarian

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PASSION

Orphan Will Hyde and professor’s daughter Melissa Elmet fell passionately in love as teenagers at Oxford. But, after her family intervenes, their secret marriage is annulled. Heartbroken, Melissa retreats into her shell, becoming a mousy, shy academic, surrounded by books, with a dry, dusty fiance and a dream of what might have been… Will, on the other hand, embittered by this ultimate rejection, enters the army, then MI6, eventually ending up as a millionaire banker in New York, with a perfect fiance and only dark memories of the girl who broke his heart all those years ago. Their lives are completely different. They’ll never meet again. And then people start getting killed. Will is the only person who notices what the link to all four high-profile shootings is… Melissa’s father, the secretive professor who died a few years ago. And he knows who their next hit will be, unless he can get to her first… his first love – Melissa. He hasn’t seen her in years. He should hate her. But … PASSION is James Bond for girls: a high-octane, super-charged romantic chase story, about two people who were once in love and are now not just fighting their feelings, they’re fighting for their lives. From the dreaming spires of Oxford, to New York and across Europe, it’s a dazzling, swooning, unputdownable tour-de-force from the multi-million bestselling author Louise Bagshawe. 

“A glamorous, pacy blockbuster reminiscent of Jackie Collins.  Half thriller, half love story it’s addictive reading” Daily Express.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002S0KB0E

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2009
RIGHTS CONTOLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Latvian, Polish, Turkish

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GLITZ

Louise Bagshawe’s new novel is a gloriously unputdownable story about four cousins who’ve lived off a trust fund from their great-uncle for years. An actress, an it-girl, a society hostess and an academic, each has had their lives made deliciously, divinely luxurious because of it… But when Uncle Clem announces he’s marrying a much younger woman and the money will stop, Venus, Diana, Juno and Athena Chambers have to find a way to stop the wedding. Because they can’t live without the money…can they?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755336070

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2008
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Czech, German, Latvian

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GLAMOUR

A story of ambition, greed, riches and rich people, from the mistress of glitz and glamour herself. Following on from the huge success of SPARKLES, GLAMOUR is Louise Bagshawe’s addictive new novel.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755336690

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2007
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Czech, Latvian

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SPARKLES

Crossing decades and continents, SPARKLES is the totally compelling story of the Massot family. Fabulously wealthy, internationally adored, the Massots own one of the last great aristocratic jewellery firms in Paris.

But where is its owner Pierre, missing presumed dead for 15 years? And what will happen to his beautiful young widow Sophie? The answers lie rooted in the past and form part of the future – in a way no-one could ever have guessed…

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755304314

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2006
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Czech, German

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TUESDAY’S CHILD

Tuesday`s Child is full of grace – but Lucy missed the memo! For Lucy Evans, life is perfect. An unrepentant tomboy, she lives with her best mate, Ollie, in a great flat, has her dream job reviewing computer games, and just enough cash for a few pints and a takeaway. But everything is about to go horribly wrong. It`s a leap year and Ollie`s girlfriend. Annoying Victoria, proposes. She wants Lucy out. And hard on the heels of this bombshell, Lucy gets fired. With no money and nowhere to live, the only place that`ll hire her wants a true English rose as a receptionist. Lucy has to turn her world around. Out go rugby; DMs and heavy metal; in come Laura Ashley, high heels and Chardonnay. Can Lucy pull it off? Can you save Ollie from his nightmare girlfriend? Can she handle her gorgeous, rich American boss? And will she ever get to be herself again? This is another stunning bestseller from the author of Monday`s Child: “Witty, inspirational and unputdownable – stash it in your beach bag now!” Company.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755337492

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2005
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, German, Portuguese (Portugal)

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MONDAY’S CHILD

According to the old rhyme, ‘Monday’s child is fair of face’ – but life isn’t always so simple…

Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround script-reader and wannabe movie-maker Anna Brown – from her deranged glamour-queen boss to her perfect, pouting flatmates. For Anna, being less than beautiful is hard to bear.

In fashion-and-beauty-crazed London, perhaps being talented just isn’t enough. Enter Mark Swan, Britain’s hottest director. Rugged, reclusive and powerful, he could be Anna’s ticket to the top, but how can she ever hope to snag such a bright star?

Fed up of being downbeat and dowdy, Anna decides to chase her dreams and, with a little help from her friends, embarks on a madcap scheme to get just what she’s after…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755337484

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2004
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Portuguese (Portugal)

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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

Rose Fiorello has nothing. Nothing that is except a mane of blue-black hair, she-wolf eyes and a blistering hatred of Rothstein Realty, the ruthless property developer that crushed her father’s business like a cockroach. She’s vowed to make Rothstein’s pay and when she meets Jake, the sexy, arrogant heir to the Rothstein fortune, revenge might be within reach.

Poppy Allen has the perfect LA princess lifestyle: wealthy parents, a lovely home and looks that stop traffic. But Poppy wants more; she craves the excitement of rock ‘n’ roll. With a razor-sharp eye for business, she’s nobody’s fool. She doesn’t want to be the star, she wants to be the star-maker.

For Daisy Markham, life at her English boarding school is unbearable. Overweight and underachieving, she escapes by devouring glitzy novels. And she’s starting to think she’d be better off writing them rather than reading them, if she can just dare herself to try.

Three women determined to get exactly what they want. But they share more than burning ambition and dreams of success. They share a secret that’s going to unite them in a way they could never have imagined…

Dripping glamour and excitement from Los Angeles to London, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is the latest spellbinding read from bestseller Louise Bagshawe.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340612

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: January 2003

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WHEN SHE WAS BAD

Lita Morales, the sassy heroine of Louise Bagshawe’s When She Was Bad, falls for Rupert Lancaster the moment she meets him, despite warnings that he’s “strictly a four-F guy” (“find ‘em, feel ‘em, fuck ‘em and forget ‘em”). But he is also utterly, achingly gorgeous and not only is he “tall, dark and handsome”, he’s smart, charming and a Lord to boot. At first it seems that the exotic Lita has won his heart but when Rupert’s court case to regain his country seat goes against him, he dumps her and leaves the country with $100,000 of Lita’s money in his tailored pocket.

His next victim is the feisty Becky Lancaster, the heiress to Rupert’s English estate. Like Lita, Becky falls headlong for him, opening up her house (and her purse) to him as soon as he walks into her life. It’s only when she tests his love that she sees the truly black nature of his heart.

Set against a Britain bound in industrial strife and a glossy, glamorous Manhattan, When She Was Bad follows the fortunes of these two women, who are unwittingly pitted against each other after they’re betrayed by Rupert. Both stunningly beautiful, they’re also “ball-busting wildcats” who will stop at nothing to destroy their rival. Extremely compelling, this novel explores the complex relationship between new and old money; the obstacles these powerful, beautiful women have to negotiate to survive in testosterone-fuelled careers and the difficulties they face being “brash New Yorkers” in a stuffy, class-divided 1970s Britain.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340590

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: December 2001

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A KEPT WOMAN

Rich, British and beautiful, Diana Foxton is the toast of New York. The bride of a ruthless publishing mogul, she fills her days with lunches, decorating and shopping and turns being a “trophy wife” into an art form.

When her world is suddenly torn apart, she is left with no money, no man, and no job, and is shunned by the glittering society that once embraced her.

For the first time, Diana is alone. She takes the only work she can get, and settles, awkwardly, into her new life. But can she make it on her own? And why does her handsome new boss take so much pleasure in watching her struggle?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340574

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: August 2001

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VENUS ENVY

They live in a flat in Hampstead: Bronwen, the trendy clubber; Gail, Alex’s infuriating younger sister, a health freak and budding novelist; Keisha, the TV researcher determined not to be fenced in by a relationship. And Alex, our heroine, back in London after being dumped by her glamorous LA boyfriend. Though she’s more or less solvent, Alex’s life isn’t getting any simpler, thanks to her dreary City job, lack of dates and spending money, and her infatuation with her very charming, very married boss.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340558

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: July 1998

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THE MOVIE

Screenwriter Megan Silver is a waitress in an L.A. burger joint, and her life is going nowhere fast. But she has an idea worth a million dollars – if only she can get someone to read her script. Supermodel Roxana Felix is the richest, bitchiest catwalk queen of them all. But it’s not enough; she wants to be a movie star and she’ll let nothing get in her way. Studio president Eleanor Marshall is the most powerful woman in Hollywood, yet the romantic inside her longs for love – and a baby. See the Lights is the movie which will bring them all together . . .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340515

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1996

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TALL POPPIES

Bestselling author of PASSION and SPARKLES, LOUISE BAGSHAWE, is ‘Britain’s younger, smarter answer to Jackie Collins’ (Mirror).

With her public school education, trust fund and castle for a family home, Elizabeth Savage has seemingly led a privileged life. But the one thing she really wants, the chance to prove herself in the world of work, is the one thing she can’t get.

New Yorker Nina Roth, on the other hand, was born the wrong side of the tracks, and it’s sheer grit and determination that have made her the successful career woman she is. Set on making a better life for herself, she’s done what needed to be done. But has she gone one step too far?
Two women from two different worlds, but these tall poppies have much more in common than they think.  And, as both will find, the trouble with being a tall poppy is people will try and cut you down to size… 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340531

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: May 1997

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CAREER GIRLS

‘A classic of the genre’ Daily Express The first novel from bestselling author LOUISE BAGSHAWE, with her unique brand of glitz and glamour.

Blonde, beautiful, upper-class Rowena Gordon is the perfect English rose. Topaz Rossi is a feisty, Italian-American red-head from Brooklyn. Both are determined and talented. And there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for each other. Until Rowena hooks up with Topaz’s boyfriend.

Now, years later, they are star career girls at the top of their game; Topaz in journalism, Rowena in the music industry. When their paths cross again, Topaz is not about to just forgive and forget. She’ll do everything in her power to shatter Rowena’s success. And Rowena will do anything to stop her…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755340493

PUBLISHER: Orion
PUBLICATION DATE: May 1995

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BEAUTY

Dream Big. No Limits. Be Bold. Manhattan is there for the taking .

 There isn’t a woman on earth who doesn’t have her beauty secrets. But for Dina Kane, beauty is more than just business. It’s power. And it is the secret. She’s dragged herself up from poverty to Park Avenue. She’s rolled with the punches. And she’s learned how to win.

 Now someone is out to destroy her, and all she’s built. They’ve underestimated Dina Kane. She’s staying at the top – and she’s happy to wait for the perfect moment to exact her revenge…

PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: January 2014
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
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