Shrines of Gaiety
Still recovering from the Great War, London has become a hub for a delirious new nightlife. At the centre of it all is queen of this glittering world Nellie Coker, who has a ruthless ambition to further her six children, most of all her eldest Niven whose character has been forged in the crucible of the Somme.
Inside the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets and foreign dignitaries with gangsters and amongst it all girls sell dances for a shilling at a time.
Beneath the glitz of Soho's gaiety, there is a dark and ominous underbelly and with Nellie's success comes enemies. As she faces threats from all sides will her ambitions and growing empire fall?
Kate Atkinson brings together a glittering cast of characters in a truly mesmeric novel that captures the uncertainty and mutability of life; of a world in which nothing is quite as it seems.
About the Author
- Contributor: Kate Atkinson
- Edition: Standard
- Imprint: Doubleday
- ISBN13: 9780857526557
- Number of Pages: 448
- Packaged Dimensions: 162x240x39mm
- Packaged Weight: 685
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Penguin Random House
- Release Date: 2022-09-27
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. She won the Costa Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her three critically lauded and prize-winning novels set around the Second World War are Life After Life, now an acclaimed BBC TV series starring Thomasin McKenzie, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award) and Transcription. Her bestselling literary crime novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog, became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs. Jackson Brodie later returned in the novel Big Sky.