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The Girl from the Savoy
by Hazel Gaynor


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Presenting a dazzling new historical novel The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.

Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown

Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Presenting a dazzling new historical novel The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.

Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown

Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.

When she finds employment as a chambermaid at London s grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz and rebellion. Right now, she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth and glamor she must remain invisible and unimportant.

But herfortunes take an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter s advertisement for a muse and finds herself thrust into London s exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress, Loretta May, and her brother, Perry. Loretta and Perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they too are searching for something.

Now, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, the girl from The Savoy must make difficult choices: between two men; between two classes, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of. A brighter future is tantalizingly close but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind?"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062403476
  • ISBN-10: 0062403478
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 448


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Books > Fiction > Historical - General
Books > Fiction > Coming of Age

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

The echoes of the First World War influence every character of Gaynor's latest novel, set in 1923 London. Peacetime is giving Londoners a chance to recover and reinvent themselves, and Dolly Lane is hoping that her new job at the Savoy—the poshest hotel in the city—will help her do just that. After losing her fiancé to amnesia induced by shell shock, Teddy Cooper, Dolly dreams of a life on the stage. At first the other maids laugh at her ambitions of becoming a chorus girl, but then she answers an ad to be a muse to struggling composer Perry Clements. Perry introduces her to his sister, beautiful starlet Loretta May. Though the two women come from different backgrounds, both have survived losses and both are keeping secrets. As Loretta and Perry take Dolly under their wings, she finds her life as transformed as she had hoped. But even as she is launched to a lifestyle that includes couture gowns and champagne, her heart still aches for Teddy, whose shell shock has seemingly changed him for good. Dolly's path toward stardom and the secret that's been haunting her help push this historical novel toward a thoroughly satisfying ending. (June)

 
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