A Year in Books, Asian American, Big Red, Daniel Wiles, Dawn, Four Treasures of the Sky, Ireland, Jenny Tinghui Zhang, Jerome Charyn, Jill Dawson, Josephine Johnson, Kate Atkinson, Kate Meyrick, Leïla Slimani, Louise Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Maureen Freely, Mercia's Take, Michelle Morgan, Now in November, Ocean State, Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Roaring Twenties, Sevgi Soysal, Shrines of Gaiety, Stewart O'Nan, The Bewitching, The Country of Others, Trespasses, Turkey, When Marilyn Met the Queen, Witches of Warboys
I read Kate Atkinson’s first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, back in the late 1990s; and finally returned to her this year with Shrines of Gaiety, a Roaring Twenties romp loosely inspired by the rackety life of London’s ‘Queen of Nightclubs,’ Kate Meyrick. I was pleased to note that Atkinson’s dry wit remains intact. Continue reading
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