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The Last Debutante

The Last Debutante

A powerful, compelling drama of family secrets spanning decades.

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ISBN 9781409142546
Published 31 January 2017 by Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lokko, Lesley

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781409142546
ISBN-10 140914254X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Lt
Publication Date 31 January 2017
International Publication Date 1 December 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lokko, Lesley
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 434g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 618009

Description of this Book

1936, Chalfont Hall, Dorset, and as the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. With her waves of auburn hair and her piecing green eyes, Kit knows that her sister's place on the social scene is guaranteed regardless of her dress, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must made do with tiptoeing around the gallery of the Chalfont, eavesdropping on the conversations of the grown-ups. But the arrival one evening of a distinctly German visitor soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation...In this captivating family drama which sweeps from the 1930s to the present day, Lesley Lokko spins a story of sisters and long-held secrets.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A light and frothy read, perfect for Downton fans -- HELENA GUMLEY MASON THE LADY
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

After various careers from cocktail waitress to kibbutz worker, Lesley Lokko trained as an architect, but always dreamt of writing. She lives in Johannesburg. Find out more at www.lesleylokko.com

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