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The Jewel Box by Anna Davis
  

The Jewel Box

Historical Fiction   
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1920’s London and Grace is a society girl who also writes a weekly gossip newspaper column which each chapter charmingly starts with. This is sister rivalry/husband seeking stuff with lots of period detail and nicely written. It is something to comfortably curl up with.

Comparison: Emma Rice, Isabel Wolf (A Vintage Affair).

If you like Anna Davis you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck, Lauren Weisberger and Kathleen Tessaro.

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The Jewel Box by Anna Davis

Grace Rutherford is the one and only Diamond Sharp, the 'It' girl of 1920s London, whose weekly newspaper column delights readers with tales of her nightly escapades: the dinners, the dancing, the hairdos, the fashion, the men...

Caught up in the glitz and glamour of the day, Grace begins a passionate affair with charming, flirtatious American author Dexter O'Connell. Soon, though, she finds herself falling for John Cramer, the charismatic neighbour her widowed younger sister adores. Irresistably drawn to both men, Grace discovers that they are bitter enemies. As she becomes tangled up in the mesh of secrets and lies that binds them together, she must try to find out which man, if either, she can trust.


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'Flawlessly written and beautifully poignant - a jewel of a book' - SUZANNAH DUNN

About the Author

Anna Davis is the author of three previous novels: Cheet, Melting and The Dinner (all of which have been translated into many languages), as well as short stories and journalistic articles. She is a former Guardian columnist and was awarded the first Arts Council of England Clarissa Luard award. Anna is in her early thirties, lives in London with her husband and two children, and works part-time for a leading literary agency.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th November 2009

Author

Anna Davis

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552773393

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