Shrines of Gaiety Synopsis
Set in London in the Roaring Twenties, the book centres on the infamous London nightclubs owned by Nellie Coker and her son Niven, the latter having returned from fighting in the Somme in World War One. Their movements are carefully watched by police inspector Frobisher. Librarian and former combat nurse Gwendolen Kelling is approached by an old friend asking her to track down her missing teenage daughters in London. Kelling enlists Frobisher’s help, and their hunt leads them to Coker’s nightclubs.
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About Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson (born 20 December 1951) is an English writer of novels, plays and short stories. She won the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in 1995 in the Novels category for Behind the Scenes at the Museum, winning again in 2013 and 2015 under its new name the Costa Book Awards.
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