Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

About the book

Everything about this novel, set in 1930s New York, is achingly stylish – from the author’s name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who, despite lack of money and connections, aim to set the city alight. A fortuitous meeting with the apparently wealthy Tinker Grey on New Year’s Eve, 1937, will change the course of both their lives.

 

 Reviewed by Lippy Ladies

This book was well liked by the group. Great Characters and beautifully written. Both descriptive scenes and prose transported the reader to another era. Cant wait for a sequel to tell us what Eve gets up to in L.A”

star rating ****

 

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

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She was a schoolmistress with a difference. Proud, cultured, romantic, her ideas were progressive, even shocking. And when she decided to transform a group of young girls under her tutelage into the “creme de la creme” of Marcia Blaine school, no one could have predicted the outcome.

Reviewed by Sutton Scotney

An eccentric teacher in the Thirties who had her own method of teaching and not very popular with the headmistress who did her utmost to get rid of her. It wasn’t too bad but not for me”

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