Jackie Collins (Estate)
With over 400 million copies of her twenty-nine books sold in more than forty countries, Jackie Collins (1937-2015) is one of the world’s top-selling writers. In a series of sensational bestsellers, she blew the lid off Hollywood life and loves. “It’s all true,” she says. “I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down – the real thing is much more bizarre.” Jackie Collins started writing as a teenager, making up steamy stories her schoolmates paid to devour. Her first book was The World is Full of Married Men (1968), which became a sensational bestseller because of its open sexuality and the way Jackie dealt honestly with the double standard implicit in the title – creating shock waves among men and women alike. This marked the beginning of her hugely successful writing career.
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