The birthday present : a novel
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2008.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Desc:
vii, 323 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Vine
Description
Ivor Tesham is a handsome, single, young member of Parliament whose political star is on the rise. When he meets a woman in a chance encounter - a beautiful, leggy, married woman named Hebe - the two become lovers obsessed with their trysts, spiced up by what the newspapers like to call "adventure sex." It's the dress-up and role-play that inspire Ivor to create a surprise birthday present for his beloved that involves a curbside kidnapping. It's all intended as mock-dangerous foreplay, but then things take a dark turn. After things go horribly wrong, Ivor begins to receive anonymous letters that reveal astonishingly specific details about the affair and its aftermath. Somehow he must keep his role from being uncovered - and his political future from being destroyed by scandal. Like a heretic on the inquisitor's rack, Ivor is not to be spared the exquisitely slow and tortuous unfolding of events, as hints, nuances, and small revelations lay his darkest secrets hideously bare for all the world to see. The Birthday Present is a deft, insightful, and compulsively readable exploration of obsessive desire - and the dark twists of fate that can shake the lives of even those most insulated by privilege, sophistication, and power. From the Hardcover edition.
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Vine
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307451989, 0307451984
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Vine, B. (2008). The birthday present: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Shaye Areheart Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Vine, Barbara, 1930-2015. 2008. The Birthday Present: A Novel. New York: Shaye Areheart Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Vine, Barbara, 1930-2015, The Birthday Present: A Novel. New York: Shaye Areheart Books, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Vine, Barbara. The Birthday Present: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Shaye Areheart Books, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
fb020baf-218f-3b51-7367-f7641eae2578
Go To Grouped Work View in Staff Client
Last File Modification Time Jan 02, 2019 11:23:55 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time Jul 15, 2019 07:30:12 PM

MARC Record

LEADER01201cam a2200361 a 4500
001ocn232980251
003OCoLC
00520090413115802.0
008081118s2008    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a 2008050234
020 |a 9780307451989
020 |a 0307451984
035 |a (OCoLC)232980251
040 |a DLC |c DLC |d BTCTA |d IK2 |d YDXCP |d IF9 |d GPI |d C#P |d BWX |d CDX |d TNN
043 |a e-uk-en
049 |a TNNA
099 |a Fiction |a Vine
1001 |a Vine, Barbara, |d 1930-2015.
24514 |a The birthday present : |b a novel / |c Barbara Vine.
250 |a 1st U.S. ed.
260 |a New York : |b Shaye Areheart Books, |c c2008.
300 |a vii, 323 p. ; |c 25 cm.
650 0 |a Politicians |z Great Britain |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Scandals |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Adultery |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Political fiction.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b19497581 |b 02-01-17 |c 12-12-08
910 |a CARL0000321360
949 |b 35192039713254 |c Fiction Vine |h GH |j GH |l AFIC |m BK |s S |p 25.00 |w 28 |x 20100408 |t 20190102 |q CNV |r CNV |v 0 |y 20170630 |z 0
991 |a ax |a gh |a hm |b 04-13-09 |c m |d a |e @ |f eng |g nyu |h 4 |i 12
998 4 |a LDR0905 20170610185956 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170610185956 NPUB