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Shrines of Gaiety

A Novel

Kate Atkinson

Step into the debauchery and extravagance of London's Roaring Twenties. Corruption, seduction, and debts due run rampant in the delirious nightlife of Soho clubs. Meet Nellie Coker, a ruthless ruler with a fierce ambition for her six children, and her eldest son Niven, whose enigmatic character is forged from the horrors of the Great War. But beneath the gaiety lies a dark underbelly where danger lurks at every corner.
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I’ve just finished SHRINES OF GAIETY by Kate Atkinson, the seventh (I think) of her books that I’ve read. There’s a point in most of them that I’ve thought “Why am I reading this? It isn’t going anywhere!” And then it all wraps up very satisfyingly, not because everything…      source