The Girl from The Savoy: A Novel
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... show more
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?
Publish date: 2016-06-07
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
This book is one of those gems that is unexpectedly wonderful and purely captivating. The characters of Dolly Lane and Loretta May have such rich stories that really come to life with their grand personalities. There is more than just a rags to riches type of a story here, the author explores the ga...
Dorothy Lane, Dolly to her friends, has always dreamed of more for herself than to be a maid. However, as World War I approaches, her love, Teddy is sent off and things change drastically for them both. Teddy returns with shell shock and Dolly has endured much in his absence. Now, Dolly chases ad...
By: Hazel Gaynor ISBN: 0062403478 Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: 6/7/2016 Format: Paperback My Rating: 5 Stars A special thank you to HarperCollins and LibraryThing Early Reviewers for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Glamorous Cover. Talented Hazel Gaynor returns following ...
Hazel Gaynor has yet to write a book that I haven't enjoyed and this book is no exception. This book takes place in London after WWI and follows three characters (Dolly, Loretta, and Teddy). Dolly, the main character of the book is a new maid at the Savoy Hotel. She dreams of one day becoming a star...
Hazel Gaynor’s newest novel is set just prior to and after the Great War. When the prologue opens, its March 1916 in Lancashire, England and Teddy Cooper is saying goodbye to Dorothy (Dolly) Lane. He’s ready to go, boasting, “They won’t know what’s hit them when we arrive. Look at us. Tough as ol...