From the bestselling author of A Woman of Substance comes an explosive novel about one woman's journey to success.
Seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling.
Good looking, successful Annette Remmington is a London art consultant and dealer at the top of her game. When a rare and long-lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, she becomes the most talked about dealer in the world as she auctions it for millions of pounds.
Married to the dashing Marius Remmington, Annette owes her life to him for it was he who rescued her from a dark and troubled past. And now he wants to hand-pick the best journalist to write a profile on his talented wife.
But Marius has unknowingly made a devastating mistake by bringing Jack Chalmers into their lives and soon Annette’s career and marriage are on the line. How could Marcus have known that Jack would uncover a secret that could destroy them all?
Praise for Playing the Game:
‘As romantic and thrilling as the rest’ The Independent on Sunday
‘It is a classic BTB: glamorous people in glamorous places doing glamorous things…’ The Independent on Sunday
‘The novel has that compulsive page-turning quality that marks out a bestseller as this one is bound to be’ Daily Express
Praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford:
'Queen of the genre' Sunday Times
‘Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world’s best at spinning yarns’ Guardian
‘Memorable and moving…a sure-fire winner’ Express
About the author
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and raised in England. She started her writing career on the Yorkshire Evening Post and later worked as a journalist in London. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by many more, including the bestselling Cavendon series. Barbara’s books have sold more than eighty-one million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages. In October of 2007, Barbara was appointed an OBE by the Queen for her services to literature.
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In her 26th book Bradford (Breaking the Rules) embraces all the tropes of the rags-to-riches story. Although London art consultant and dealer Annette Remmington has been thoroughly educated about art by her controlling, much older husband, Marius, it's the sale of a long-lost Rembrandt for the staggeringly high sum of $20 million pounds that ultimately brings her fame. When other paintings in the seller's collection are found to be fakes, however, and Annette's newly minted rep is seriously threatened, she enlists gallery owner Malcolm Stevens, a prot g of her husband, for advice. When Marius persuades a reluctant Annette to be interviewed by a rising young journalist in order to create interest in her next auction, the decision reveals a tortured childhood for Annette and a serious criminal past for Marius. A contrived denouement, trite prose, heavy-handed foreshadowing, and too many subplot tentacles will deter all but the most loyal Bradford fan.