Obituary

Judith Krantz: Pioneer of the 'bonkbuster', and a glitzy target for literary critics

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30 June 2019 - 00:00 By The daily telegarph

Judith Krantz, who has died aged 91, became one of the world's bestselling authors as a pioneer of the "sex 'n' shopping" novel - the genre known as the "bonkbuster".

After many years as a successful magazine journalist, when she was 50 she published Scruples, the first of 10 brick-thick, glossy-covered novels about life in the jet set and the fashion world, in 1978...

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