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Hardback:Shrines of gaiety.:2022 Shrines of gaiety.
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Author: Atkinson, Kate.
Publication year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2022.
ISBN: 9780857526557 (hbk.) : 20.00
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1926, and in a country still recovering from the Great War, London has become the focus for a delirious new nightlife. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreign dignitaries with gangsters, and girls sell dances for a shilling a time. The notorious queen of this glittering world is Nellie Coker, ruthless but also ambitious to advance her six children, including the enigmatic eldest, Niven whose character has been forged in the crucible of the Somme. But success breeds enemies, and Nellie's empire faces threats from without and within. For beneath the dazzle of Soho's gaiety, there is a dark underbelly, a world in which it is all too easy to become lost.
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As entertaining as ever; Kate Atkinson is always a pleasure to read. There's a range of interesting, engaging characters and the plot bowls along nicely. There is some moral ambiguity in the fates of some characters, but goodness is generally rewarded and evil punished. The ending was slightly disappointing for me, with some strands wound up a little hastily and others left dangling. But that didn't spoil my overall enjoyment. Anyway, if you're a fan of Kate Atkinson you won't be disappointed, and if you're new to her, this is as good a place to start as any.
21/10/22
robrue
Shropshire
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Year 2019.
Language: English
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Year 2019.
Language: English
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Resource type: Physical
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