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If there was one thing Flappy was very good at, it was being in control.
Meet Flappy Scott-Booth, mistress of all she surveys in the picturesque Devon village of Badley Compton.  That is, until a rival for Flappy’s hitherto unchallenged power and influence arrives in the village, with a very dashing husband in tow…
Fans of The Temptation of Gracie will clearly recall the larger-than-life character of Flappy, self-appointed doyenne of the village.  Readers everywhere loved her and wanted to know much more about her.  From a walk-on part in Santa’s bestselling novel, Flappy now takes centre stage with a story of her own, a PA called Persephone, a gaggle of local friends who hang on her every word and always do her bidding, and a passionate love affair heading her way to distract her from day-to-day life with her golf-obsessed husband Kenneth. 
If there was one thing Flappy never felt, it was reckless.

Photograph by Elaine Fattal

Santa Montefiore’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have sold more than six million copies in England and Europe. She is the bestselling author of The Temptation of Gracie and the Deverill series, among many others. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at and connect with her on Twitter @SantaMontefiore or on Instagram @SantaMontefioreOfficial.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 1, 2021)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398500341

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