The #1 bestselling, award-winning creator of Life after Life transports us to a stressed London within the wake of the Nice Battle—a metropolis bursting with cash, glamour, and corruption—on this spellbinding story of seduction and betrayal.
1926, and in a rustic nonetheless recovering from the Nice Battle, London has develop into the main target for a delirious new nightlife. Within the golf equipment of Soho, friends of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, international dignitaries with gangsters, and women promote dances for a shilling a time.
The infamous queen of this glittering world is Nellie Coker, ruthless but additionally bold to advance her six kids, together with the enigmatic eldest, Niven, whose character has been cast within the crucible of the Somme. However success breeds enemies, and Nellie’s empire faces threats from with out and inside. For beneath the dazzle of Soho’s gaiety, there’s a darkish underbelly, a world by which it’s all too simple to develop into misplaced.
Along with her distinctive Dickensian aptitude, Kate Atkinson provides us a window in a vanished world. Slyly humorous, brilliantly observant, and ingeniously plotted, Shrines of Gaiety showcases the myriad skills which have made Atkinson one of the crucial lauded writers of our time.
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