The Girl from the Savoy: A Novel

Paperback | June 7, 2016

byHazel Gaynor

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Presenting a dazzling new historical novel … The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.

‘Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown …’

Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.

When she finds employment as a chambermaid at London’s grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz and rebellion. Right now, she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth and glamor—she must remain invisible and unimportant.

But her fortunes take an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter’s advertisement for a ‘muse’ and finds herself thrust into London’s exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress, Loretta May, and her brother, Perry. Loretta and Perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they too are searching for something.

Now, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, the girl from The Savoy must make difficult choices: between two men; between two classes, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of. A brighter future is tantalizingly close—but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind?

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Presenting a dazzling new historical novel … The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.‘Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown …’Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by th...

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“Once begun, I dare you to put it down.”—Kathleen Tessaro, New York Times bestselling author of Rare ObjectsLondon, 1923: Welcome to The Savoy hotel, a glittering jewel in London’s social scene, where the lives of the rich, the famous, and the infamous intertwine Here, amid the cocktails and the jazz, two women with very different past...

Hazel Gaynor's debut novel, The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. A Memory of Violets is her second novel. In addition to historical fiction, she writes a popular guest blog, Carry on Writing, for national Irish writing website writing.ie. She shares thoughts and experiences of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062403478

ISBN - 13:9780062403476

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“Hazel Gaynor’s artistry as a storyteller shimmers like satin in THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY. Evocative, transportive and redemptive, this is an enchanting gem of story.”