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The Glittering Hour Reviews

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

The Glittering Hour

Iona Grey

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2 reviews

Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 30 May 2019
ISBN: 9781471180828

Epic historical romance from the author of the acclaimed Letters to the Lost

4 stars out of 5
Sarra Manning
29 Sep 2019

"This has beautiful writing, compelling characters and an ending that made me cry"

I devoured this wonderful story about debutante Selina Lennox, who parties with the Bright Young Things of 1925 but falls in love with Lawrence Weston, a poor photographer. A decade later, Selina's daughter Alice embarks on a treasure hunt that will uncover her mother's secrets, but there's one secret Selina is determined not to reveal. This has beautiful writing, compelling characters and an ending that made me cry.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
29 Sep 2019

"In her stunning latest novel, Grey brilliantly captures the difficulties facing women post-war, the wildness of the 1920s and the choice one conflicted woman must make between love and expectation"

In her stunning latest novel, Grey brilliantly captures the difficulties facing women post-war, the wildness of the 1920s and the choice one conflicted woman must make between love and expectation - which will mean the difference between simply surviving and really living. Told through the eyes of society girl Selina and her daughter Alice, the narrative carefully unravels the dramatic highs and lows of her past loves. Poignant, insightful and beautifully realised.