Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

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It's 1929 and Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town to chase big dreams and even bigger secrets.

Amongst the glittering metropolis of New York City, they meet Astrid Donal, a flapper who has everything she could ever want, except for the one thing Letty and Cordelia have to offer-true friendship.

Set in the dizzying summer before the market crash, against the vast lawns of the glamorous Long Island mansions and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, three girls will find scandal, intrigue, and romance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 266g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141335343
  • 9780141335346
  • 188,986

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All the glitz of The O.C. but with bigger frocks and more dashing boys * Elle * The bonkbuster read of the summer * Style, Sunday Times * Gone with the Wind meets Gossip Girl * Camilla Morton, author of the bestselling Walking in Heels *
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About Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe novels. She was born in California, the daughter of a cab driver and a painter. She writes for various New York magazines and is hard at work at the tantalising sequel to Bright Young Things.
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Rating details

12,527 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 22% (2,706)
4 35% (4,413)
3 31% (3,937)
2 9% (1,114)
1 3% (357)

Our customer reviews

Best friends Cordelia and Letty leave their home town for the bright lights of New York; each with a different goal. Letty has always dreamt of becoming a star and believes she has the talent to do so. Cordelia is seeking her father who she believes to be infamous bootlegger, Darius Grey. The two girls separate after a disagreement and both find themselves thrust into completely new worlds from the one they're used to. Letty with a job as a cigarette girl in a Speakeasy and Cordelia with her father, brother and new friend Astrid. To top it all, Cordelia falls in love with the one boy her father will disapprove of. Bright Young Things was a really enjoyable read with brilliant characters. It was easy to like all three girls and really become involved in their individual stories which all intertwined with each other. The book is excellently written with amazing descriptions including the fashion of the Twenties and the scenes in which it all takes place, from small town Ohio to the big city. The plot wasn't quite action packed but there was plenty going on to keep the pages turning. Typically as the first book in series it leaves you wanting more - but in a good way! I'm glad that there will be a second book coming out this year and I'll most definitely be checking out the Luxe series in the mean more
by Tasha
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