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Featuring a brand new introduction from bestselling author, Sarra Manning, talking about what Jackie and her books mean to her! 

'Nobody does it quite like Jackie Collins, and nobody ever will' SARRA MANNING

There have been many imitators, but only ever one Jackie Collins.  With millions of her books sold around the world, and thirty-one New York Times bestsellers, she is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. From glamorous Beverly Hills bedrooms to Hollywood movie studios; from glittering rock concerts to the yachts of billionaires, Jackie chronicled the scandalous lives of the rich, famous, and infamous from the inside looking out.

'A true inspiration, a trail blazer for women's fiction' JILLY COOPER
‘Jackie shows us all what being a strong, successful woman means at any age’ MILLY JOHNSON
‘Jackie will never be forgotten, she’ll always inspire me to #BeMoreJackie’ JILL MANSELL
‘Jackie’s heroines don’t take off their clothes to please a man, but to please themselves’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Legend is a word used too lightly for so many undeserving people, but Jackie is the very definition of the word’ ALEX KHAN
‘What Jackie knew how to do so well, is to tell a thumping good story’ ROWAN COLEMAN
‘I read hundreds of books every year. But Jackie Collins’ novels are the only ones I can read over and over’ AMY ROWLAND
‘Here is a woman who not only wanted to entertain her readers, but also to teach them something; about the world and about themselves’ ISABELLE BROOM
‘Lessons galore on every page… about feminism, equality, tolerance and love’ CARMEL HARRINGTON
‘Jackie is the queen of cliff-hangers’ SAMANTHA TONGE
‘For all her trademark sass, there is a moralist at work here’ LOUISE CANDLISH
‘Jackie bought a bit of glitter, sparkle and sunshine into our humdrum existence’ VERONICA HENRY
‘Jackie wrote about Hollywood with total authenticity, breaking all the rules and taboos’ BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD
‘Jackie lived the Hollywood dream, but, she looked sideways at it, and then shared the dirt with her readers’ JULIET ASHTON
‘What radiates from her novels, is a sense that women are capable of great things’ ALEXANDRA HEMINSLEY

There have been many imitators but only ever one Jackie Collins. The iconic British author was called 'the definition of a class act' by Graham Norton and a 'smart, talented and gorgeous woman who paved the road for many of us' by Sandra Bullock. With millions of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with thirty-one international bestsellers to her credit, she is one of the world's top-selling novelists. Her first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men, was published in 1968 and established Jackie as an author who dared to step where no other female writers had gone before. Jackie was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her services to literature and charity. When accepting the honour she said to the Queen, 'Not bad for a school drop-out' – a revelation capturing her belief that both passion and determination can lead to big dreams coming true. Jackie Collins lived in Beverly Hills where she had a front row seat to the lives she so accurately captured in her compulsive plotlines. She was a creative force, a trailblazer for women in fiction and, in her own words, 'A kick-ass writer!'  

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 2, 2021)
  • Length: 576 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398513389

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