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᢭  Format Kindle Read  ✭ The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris  ⡫ Kindle By Tom Sancton ⣀ ᢭ Format Kindle Read ✭ The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris ⡫ Kindle By Tom Sancton ⣀ A Buffet for Scandal Aficionados Sancton is anexcellent straight up reporter, and he has dug deeply into the many, many elements that complicate this story.Janet Maslin, TheNew York TimesJuicythe very picture of un grand scandale about the worlds richest woman Vanity FairLiliane Bettencourt, the LOral heiress worth billions, became infatuated with a man 25 years her junior a former Dal protg and an apparent social climber , giving him lavish gifts and even moving to adopt him The story has all the trappings of a juicy affair, including graft and hidden Nazi sympathies.Joumana Khatib, The New York Times Book Review Paperback Row A riveting page turner chronicling this sweeping Tolstoyan sagaIn gripping but unsensational prose, Sancton brings the debacle alive in its many dimensions, recreating not merely the lurid courtroom drama, but capturing the ineffable sadness at its heart.NPRAn intensely reported account of power, politics, persuasion and the dark family secrets of the ultra wealthy New York Daily Newsthe book that has emerged from Sanctons reporting on the case is surely the definitive accountriveting Wall Street JournalMoney, glamour, and scandal are often the key ingredients of a great storyespecially when theyre true Real SimpleA juicy chronicle of France s richest scandalA well researched, crisply written, and entertaining story of family, greed, wealth, and the complex relations among them Kirkus ReviewsAlthough this tale seems destined for HBO or Hollywood, to bill this a mere family drama belies the staggering depth with which Sancton portrays his subjects, whose motivations, desires, and downfalls are so difficult to judge according to a moral code based on right and wrong, black and white, good and evil A natural for book clubs, which will drain a French cellars worth of wine while appreciating Sanctons meticulous research and discussing this unbelievable cast of characters Booklist starred review This true story of the elderly billionaire, the artist to whom she gave a fortune, and the family that claims its all been a big con, is proof that truth is strangeror at least makes better poolside reading Town CountryThere is no comparable work on the Bettencourt scandal, only interviews and articles, making this highly recommended and pleasurable read a mix of luring tabloid fare and professionally researched courtroom and political drama Library Journal starred review The story of this convoluted war of wills pun intended , told with skill by former Time Paris bureau chief Tom Sancton in The Bettencourt Affair, features a cast of characters pulled straight from a Tolstoy novel BookPageA longtime reporter on a foreign desk, Tom Sancton knows Paris and has done his homework The Bettencourt Affairis a devilishly engaging immersion into a world few of us can imagine Shelf AwarenessThis book has it all Money, class, art, greed, intrigue, seduction, betrayal, and politics It reads like a novela racy and intense thrillerbut it s all true With amazing reporting and wonderful writing, Tom Sancton brings alive the drama of the richest woman in the world, the powerful minister she married, their intellectual daughter, and the audacious artist who may have siphoned off a fortune Their battles shook France and will fascinate readers.Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs The Bettencourt Affairreveals the far reaching tentacles of a sensational family squabble over the 40 billion L Oral fortune The aging cosmetics heiress gave hundreds of millions of dollars to her protg, who was then charged with criminal manipulation by the woman s embittered daughter and convicted at a trial that also entangled French President Nicholas Sarkozy, a labor minister and others.It s an eye popping, page turning read.John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Eviland The City of Falling AngelsA riveting, dishy account of one of Frances wealthiest families, whose Olympian grasp reaches scandalously deep into the French political world and the government itself No one who reads this intimate tale of materialism and dangerous liaisonspeppered with political stars and so steeped in paranoia that even a butler makes surreptitious recordings to defend himselfwill ever again associate the French upper classes with discretion and understatement.Anne Marie OConnor, author of The Lady in GoldAn NPR Best Book of 2017Heiress to the nearly forty billion dollar LOral fortune, Liliane Bettencourt was the worlds richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person But her gilded life took a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade At ninety four, she was embroiled in what has been called the Bettencourt Affair, a scandal that dominated the headlines in France Why Its a tangled web of hidden secrets, divided loyalties, frayed relationships, and fractured families, set in the most romantic cityand involving the most glamorous industryin the world.The Bettencourt Affair started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering LOrals shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets From the Right Bank mansions to the Left Bank artist havens and from the Bettencourts servant quarters to the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy all of Paris was shaken by the blockbuster case, the shocking reversals, and the surprising final victim.It all began when Liliane met Franois Marie Banier, an artist and photographer who was, in his youth, the toast of Paris and a protg of Salvador Dal Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane What, exactly, was their relationship It wasnt clear, least of all to Lilianes daughter and only child, Franoise, who became suspicious of Baniers motives and filed a lawsuit against him But Banier has a far different story to tell The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama part upstairs downstairs tale and part characterdriven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart. 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    • The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    • 4.2
    • 498
    • Format Kindle
    • 409 pages
    • Tom Sancton
    • Anglais
    • 21 December 2016

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