City of Girls


Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York City in the summer of 1940 with nothing but a sewing machine and a heretofore unindulged taste for adventure. Finding employment as seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, a charmingly down-at-heel Manhattan revue, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the tat only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. Adventure and opportunity blossom on every corner of this strange wartime city of girls, and Vivian and her girlfriends mean to down New York to its last drop. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.

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______________**A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER*****A BOOK CLUB PICK FROM THE QUEEN CONSORT’S READING ROOM***______________‘Stunning’ – Lisa Taddeo, author of THREE WOMEN‘Warm and wise’ – Stephanie Merritt, Observer‘Glamorous, sexy, compelling’ – Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times‘I fell in love with Vivian from page one’ – Daisy Buchanan‘An education in love, and an iridescent delight’ – Rowan Pelling, Spectator______________New York, 1940. Young, glamorous and inseparable, Vivian and Celia are chasing trouble from one end of the city to the other. But there is risk in all this play – that’s what makes it so fun, and so dangerous. Sometimes, the world may feel like it’s ending, but for Vivian and Celia, life is just beginning.City of Girls is about daring to break conventions and follow your desires: a celebration of glamour, resilience, growing up, and the joys of female friendship – and about the freedom that comes from finding a place you truly belong. ______________‘There is so much to love in City of Girls– Independent‘Wherever Liz Gilbert goes, we’ll follow’ – Oprah magazine, Best book releases‘Sensational’ – Cosmopolitan‘As bubbly as a champagne cocktail but with a real kick in the tail’ – Sunday Express‘Explores female desire in a radically refreshing way’ –‘Brilliant on female friendship, desire and the influence a good mentor can bring to enrich a young woman’s life’ – Grazia Summer Reads

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Weight 0.353 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.8 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K


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