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The Bettencourt affair

Thomas Sancton

The Bettencourt affair

the world"s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris

by Thomas Sancton

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scandals,
  • Friends and associates,
  • L"Oréal (Firm),
  • Older women,
  • Swindlers and swindling,
  • Billionaires,
  • Businesswomen,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-396).

    StatementTom Sancton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT1018.B483 S26 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 396 pages
    Number of Pages396
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26928335M
    ISBN 101101984473, 110198449X
    ISBN 109781101984475, 9781101984499
    LC Control Number2016058788
    OCLC/WorldCa962353377


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