Rules of Civility

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'Fabulous' Observer 'Achingly stylish' Guardian 'Irresistible' Daily Telegraph 'Gripping' The Sunday Times In a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew: the location of every old church in Manhattan how to sneak into the cinema how to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a year and that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine. By ...

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CynthiaAnn

Jun 9, 2014

Go Behind the Veneer of the Era

An authentic glimpse of the lives lived in an era chronicled as stylish and glamour filled, yet exposing the still existing caste system of that day. One certainly doesn't love the characters' choices but they are fascinating to watch as their lives intertwine. A beautifully written story that evokes thought on the choices made in life and their impact on the people around us.

Sylva B

Aug 5, 2013

The Great Beginning

The first few pages enticed me with the snappy writing and the New York setting. The witty phrasing and the mental image of the Manhattan settings kept me interested up to a point. That point was half-way when I began to realize that these characters were shallow. I could not care about any of them. Their spendthrift, do-nothing lives in the middle of our worst modern depression witout a word about it turned me cold.

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