Sunday, September 18, 2011

back to the roaring twenties!

Beautiful Days, Anna Godbersen (Razorbill)

We've been waiting for this sequel to Bright Young Things for a while now.

It's summer in Long Island and Cordelia, Letty and Astrid have been spending their days lazing about the pool and attending lovely parties.

Cordelia is still feeling guilty and sad about the death of her new-found father and starting to get used to living the life of a high-profile bootlegger's daughter and sister. When her brother Charlie asks her to open a family speakeasy she jumps at the chance. But what about the mysterious pilot Max...who doesn't approve of her lifestyle? And why does what he think matter so much to her?

Astrid might be engaged to Charlie but without a ring can she really trust that her arrangements will go ahead as planned? Especially when her fiance is always away... Is she just chasing a pipe dream?

Letty is still trying to make her name on the stage. Cordelia is helping, but Letty still feels like she could make it on her own. There's a bit of a romance blossoming with scruffy writer Grady, but there's a chance Letty might mess it all up. Can this songbird create a glittering future for herself?

Dances, dresses, fancy drinks and dashing gentlemen - this is a really enjoyable and fun book that gives you a great taste for the flavour of 1920s New York.

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