On 7th February, On 7th February, the best-selling novelist and lover of all things Moroccan, Jane Green will give a talk at the National Liberal Club about her new book set in Marrakesh, co-hosted by the Authors’ Club. The talk will begin at 7pm in The Lounge.
Jane Green is the author of eighteen New York Times Bestsellers, and has over ten million books in print. She is also “Dear Jane”, the advice columnist for the Daily Mail Online. Three of her books have been made into movies for the Lifetime network: Tempting Fate, To Have and to Hold, and Family Pictures. A native Londoner, she lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband. When not there, you can usually find her in Marrakech.
In her first novel inspired by a true story, Jane Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s.
From afar Talitha’s life seemed perfect. In her twenties, and already a famous model and actress, she moved from London to a palace in Marrakesh, with her husband Paul Getty, the famous oil heir. There she presided over a swirling ex-pat scene filled with music, art, free love and a counterculture taking root across the world.
When Claire arrives in London from her small town, she never expects to cross paths with a woman as magnetic as Talitha Getty. Yearning for the adventure and independence, she’s swept off to Marrakesh, where the two become kindred spirits. But beneath Talitha’s glamourous facade lurks a darkness few can understand. As their friendship blossoms and the two grow closer, the realities of Talitha’s precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that will alter Claire’s life forever.