The Glorious Guinness Girls: A story of the scandals and secrets of the famous society girls

Author:   Emily Hourican
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
ISBN:  

9781472274601


Pages:   528
Publication Date:   13 May 2021
Format:   Paperback
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LOVE AFFAIRS, LIES, SCANDALS, SECRETS... Aileen. Maureen. Oonagh. The private lives of the Glorious Guinness Girls fascinated a nation. But privilege always has its price... Granddaughters of the first Earl of Iveagh, the three daughters of Ernest Guinness are glamorous society girls, skipping from party to party, the toast of Dublin and London. Darlings of the press, with not a care in the world. But what beautiful ruins lie behind the glass of their privileged worlds? The love affairs, the scandals, the tragedies, the secrets... Inspired by fascinating real events and a remarkable true story, from the the brittle glamour of 1920s London to the turmoil of Ireland's War of Independence, this dramatic, richly textured reading group novel takes us into the heart of a beautiful but often painful hidden world. If you loved Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes' Belgravia, Paula McLain's The Paris Wife or Therese Anne Fowler's Z is for Zelda, you will adore The Golden Guinness Girls.

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Author:   Emily Hourican
Publisher:   Headline Publishing Group
Imprint:   Headline Review
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.360kg
ISBN:  

9781472274601


ISBN 10:   1472274601
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   13 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Fans of Downton Abbey will adore this, and it would be surprising if the book weren't made into a luscious mini-series * THE SUNDAY TIMES * A captivating and page-turning novel about a fascinating family. Fantastic -- SINEAD MORIARTY The Glorious Guinness Girls has already been compared, and rightly so, to Downton Abbey. The two share a delicious comfort-blanket quality, only in the book's case, you do not need to wait until Sunday evenings before availing of its escapist properties. The story combines the intimacy of a family drama, set against the most opulent of backdrops, with sweeping historical themes. The tragic fragility of so many of the Guinness Girls' set - that ability to burn bright, but burn fast, is perfectly captured here * IRISH INDEPENDENT * If, like me, you have binge-watched Bridgerton then this book is bound to be your cup of tea * SCRIBBLES BY KAT * A must for all Downton Abbey fans, The Glorious Guinness Girls is a gorgeous book, a captivating tale about a young girl caught up in the lifestyle of a family that continues to fascinate - the Guinness Family. A joy to read * SWIRL AND THREAD *


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Emily Hourican is a journalist and author. She has written features for the Sunday Independent for fifteen years, as well as Image magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Woman and Home. She was also editor of The Dubliner Magazine. Emily's first book, a memoir titled How To (Really) Be A Mother was published in 2013. She is also the author of novels The Privileged, White Villa, The Outsider and The Blamed, as well as two bestselling novels about the Guinness sisters: The Glorious Guinness Girls and The Guinness Girls: A Hint of Scandal. She lives in Dublin with her family.

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