dynastyAh, Dynasty. Just how we miss the cat fights, over-the-top fashion, gossip and affairs. If you are in serious need of a good book in the spirit of the famous TV series, enter our competition to win a copy of Silk,a new novel all about money, sex, power and fashion – it’s as if you’re back with the Carringtons.

Christine Fairbrother is a high-powered barrister, the scourge of the divorce courts, hoping to become a QC – to “take silk” – after her next high-profile case. Her daughter, Isabelle Cissé, is a talented graduate launching herself on the London fashion scene, full of dreams and ambitions – and still smarting from her parents’ divorce.

Blonde, beautiful Victoria Crabtree is the mistress of a wealthy Italian garment manufacturer, bored with being a kept woman, hungry for security and stability with the man she loves. Three women – three generations set on a collision course. Their lives and conflicting ambitions become tangled as Christine handles the divorce case that could give Victoria the man she’s wanted for her own for so long – but which could wreck her daughter’s career at the same time.

Silk follows Christine, Isabelle and Victoria through courtrooms, showrooms and bedrooms where they search for love, success and revenge.

Author Rupert James is a celebrity and fashion journalist. He lives in London and is married to a barrister. Silkis published by Ebury Press on 18 February 2010

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