The Scandalous Life of Ruby Devereaux: A brand-new for 2024 evocative and exhilarating faux-memoir that you will fall in love with (Hardcover)

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Everyone knows Ruby Devereaux's books. But no one knows her story... until now.

From a teenager in wartime England to a veteran of modern-day London – via 1950's New York, the Swinging Sixties, Cold War Berlin, Venice and Vietnam – Ruby Devereaux has lived one hell of a life: parties, scandals and conflict zones, meeting men and adventure along the way. In a writing career spanning seven decades and more than twenty books, she's distilled everything into her work. Or has she?

Now beyond her 90th year, Ruby's energy is ebbing and her beloved typewriter put away. Until a call from her publisher presents Ruby with an ultimatum, and the impetus to embark on one last book – “warts and all”, as she says. Even in her dotage, Ruby M Devereaux has the power to surprise, because whatever this author does, she does on her own terms. Always.

Is Ruby finally about to reveal the secrets of her infamous life?

Taking the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the latter half of the 20th Century, The Scandalous Life of Ruby Devereaux is a mesmerising story of one unforgettable woman's place in an ever-changing world.


Readers LOVE M.J. Robotham:

'I absolutely loved this book! I could not put it down! I was absolutely mesmerized by this story and I loved every word of it. This may is my favorite book for the year so far!! 5 star read!!!' - NetGalley reviewer, 5*

'Highly original and FUN. Highly recommend.' - NetGalley reviewer, 5*

'Kudos to Mandy Robotham for writing a fabulous novel.' - NetGalley reviewer, 5*

'A lovely book and a wonderful read' - NetGalley reviewer, 5*

'LOVED this book. So good!!! It was so interesting to read and Ruby is just the best character. I laughed throughout and had tears.' - NetGalley reviewer, 5*

About the Author

M J Robotham saw herself as an aspiring author from the age of nine, but was waylaid by journalism, birth, children and life. After twenty years as a midwife and an MA in Creative Writing, she is now a full-time author, writing historical fiction as Mandy Robotham. She lives in Gloucestershire with her partner and muse mutt, Basil.

Praise For…

“It's hard not to fall in love with Ruby Devereaux. I thoroughly enjoyed her warm, witty company on this joyous journey through the late 20th century” —Nicola Rayner

“You're going to love Ruby Devereaux... A chronicler of life and love, her story is by turns fierce, feisty, passionate and poignant” —Emma Flint

“Exciting, alluring, seductive” —Clare Whitfield

“Brilliant, courageous... funny and flawlessly told” —Melanie Golding

Product Details
ISBN: 9781035901104
ISBN-10: 1035901102
Publisher: Aria
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English