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The Bettencourt Affair

The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

by Tom Sancton

Hardcover, 416 pages, Dutton, List Price: $28 |

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The Bettencourt Affair
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The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris
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Tom Sancton

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Describes the life of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who is the world's richest women, and the scandal surrounding her and her fortune that involves an accused con man, artist, and photographer, as well as supposed political payoffs and World War II secrets.