September 16, 2010

A Bright Young Week

When I went to the launch of the book India Dark on Tuesday night at the Fremantle Children's Literature Centre, I enjoyed myself immensely.
Learning about the history behind the book was great and it was interesting to know that the whole book is based on a true story of a troupe of Child performers that went on strike one night after their show in Madras Podicherry, India. India Dark by Kirsty Murray is on the top of my list!

I also purchased a copy of Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish by Kirsty Murray 

Look out for their reviews soon!

I was excited to see a copy of Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen arrive in the mail from Penguin.
The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . .
Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.
The only person Cordelia can trust is ­Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.
Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age. 

Look out for the review soon!

Have a great weekend everyone!

P.S. Look out for the Interview with Heather Brewer, author of the Vlad Tod series to be posted Next Saturday!!


Anna said...

are you going to the thing at the fremantle children's lit centre on sunday??? they are having a massive thing with shaun tann, elaine forrestral, matt ottley and others.
details in tuesdays west.(i think, maybe wednesday).

i'm probably won't be able to go because i have to go to a wedding.

brave chickens said...

New book by Anna Godbersen? Yay! I'm excited :) The Luxe series is one of the very few historical fiction books which I like to read.

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