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Shrines of gaiety : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Shrines of gaiety : a novel / Kate Atkinson.

Atkinson, Kate, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0385547978
  • ISBN: 0593466322
  • ISBN: 0857526553
  • ISBN: 0857526561
  • ISBN: 9780385547970
  • ISBN: 9780593466322
  • ISBN: 9780857526557
  • ISBN: 9780857526564
  • Physical Description: 394 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

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"The #1 national bestselling, award-winning author of Life after Life transports us to the dazzling London of the Roaring Twenties in a whirlwind tale of corruption, seduction, and debts that have come due. 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. With her unique Dickensian flair, Kate Atkinson gives us a window in a vanished world. Slyly funny, brilliantly observant, and ingeniously plotted, Shrines of Gaiety showcases the myriad talents that have made Atkinson one of the most lauded writers of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gangsters > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Nightlife > Fiction.
Corruption > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Organized crime > England > London > Fiction.
Nineteen twenties > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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