Moonlight Over Mayfair: The uplifting and charming Sunday Times Bestseller from Anton Du Beke

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Moonlight Over Mayfair: The uplifting and charming Sunday Times Bestseller from Anton Du Beke

Moonlight Over Mayfair: The uplifting and charming Sunday Times Bestseller from Anton Du Beke

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We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. It's impossible to read about Raymond the king of the ballroom without picturing him as Anton himself! Upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her stepfather’s money, rather than spending it on frivolity and debauchery – but will this land her in even more trouble? Although I felt the novel got off to a slightly slow start, and I feared that this second book would be a reprisal of the first when chambermaid Nancy Nettleton, took her first steps into the hotel with the lead character replaced with her easily embarrassed brother and page, Frank, this did not prove to be the case. I’ll be booking my suite again for next year at Buckingham Hotel and I can’t wait to catch up with Raymond De Guise, Nancy and all the other endearing and captivating characters.

I appreciate that her dreams are as important as his -- but actually in those days, she wouldn't have thought so. As well as dance, and the glamour of the Buckingham Hotel, the book features romance, drama, intrigue, secrets and lies, but also touches on antisemitism, addictions and social divides. The staff and guests of the Buckingham soon discover that in a hotel full of secrets, there's always someone listening . I also got all wrapped up in Hotel Manager Maynard Charles' story which was, at times, heartbreaking. Anton Du Beke - the King of Ballroom, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ royalty, and household name - is truly making his mark as one of this generation’s all-round entertainers.The consummate storyteller, adept at captivating audiences will now captivate readers as he whisks them away to worlds of dance, intrigue, high society and scandal. After a successful debut the temptation might have been to maintain the status quo but instead Du Beke takes the risk of significant developments taking place in the lives of the primary cast and as a result the novel proves to be as engrossing as the first. The time period bursts to life on every page and I thoroughly enjoyed the different characters with their contrasting lives and problems. Upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her stepfather's money, rather than spending it on frivolity and debauchery - but will this land her in even more trouble? She is sick and tired of this mundane whirl of frivolity which she must endure every single blasted day.

I love 💘 the love stories between Nancy and Graham and Graham 's brother and his beloved family and the Christmas stories too.

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly. And with another instalment in the pipeline I can only recommend readers follow this one from the start! Moonlight Over Mayfair’ has been compared to ‘Downton Abbey’ and although I can’t comment on that because I don’t watch ‘Downton Abbey’ but what I will say is that ‘Moonlight Over Mayfair’ would be perfect for adaptation for television. The ballroom is very centre stage in the story and the dancers that put on a show that says everything is normal here, while outside the undercurrents of unrest in Europe is never far away.



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