The Girl from The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor audiobook

The Girl from The Savoy: A Novel

By Hazel Gaynor
Read by Lucy Rayner , Jennifer Jones , and Paul Fox

Avon Original, HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062403476
14.33 Hours Unabridged
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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. 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 her fortunes 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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Summary

Summary

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 her fortunes 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hazel Gaynor captures both the heartache and hope of England between the wars in this richly imagined novel peopled with unforgettable characters, impossible ambitions, and unexpected twists of fate. Once begun, I dare you to put it down.” Kathleen Tessaro, New York Times bestselling author
“Likable, hardworking characters advance the story quickly. The wide-ranging effects of the war lend a realistic atmosphere without diminishing the hopeful mood.” Library Journal
“A disarmingly charming story of a young woman determined to make her dreams a reality…As sweet as a love song, as energetic as a tap dance, and full of dazzling details about life in London after the disasters of the Great War. I won’t soon forget Dolly Lane.” Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American

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Author Bio: Hazel Gaynor

Author Bio: Hazel Gaynor

Hazel Gaynor is an author and freelance writer in Ireland and the UK and was the recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis Award for Emerging Writers in 2012. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, she now lives in Ireland with her husband, two young children, and an accident-prone cat.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English