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The Last Debutante

Lesley Lokko

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

A powerful, compelling drama of family secrets spanning decades.

A captivating family drama about sisters and long-held secrets spanning from the 1930s to the present day, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey.

1936, Chalfont Hall, Dorset.

As the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. With her waves of auburn hair and her piercing green eyes, Kit knows that her sister's place on the social scene is guaranteed regardless of her dress, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must make do with tiptoeing around the gallery of Chalfont, eavesdropping on the conversations of the grown-ups.

But the arrival of a German visitor one evening soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation . . .

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Praise for The Last Debutante

  • Three friends are holidaying together when one of their children disappears. Secrets from their past threaten to spill in this hugely enjoyable page-turner - WOMAN & HOME on LITTLE WHITE LIES

  • Exciting from start to finish. It's well-written, engaging and fast-paced, with a plot you'll be gripped by ... I couldn't put it down - DAILY MAIL on AN ABSOLUTE DECEPTION

  • A blockbuster with brains ... the ultimate guilty pleasure - BELLA on BITTER CHOCOLATE

  • A corker of a book! Sheer indulgence - DAILY EXPRESS on AN ABSOLUTE DECEPTION

  • A glam-packed thrilling read - GRAZIA

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Lesley Lokko

Lesley Lokko was born in Scotland in 1964 of mixed Ghanaian-Scots parentage. She grew up in Ghana, and was educated in Ghana, the US and the UK. She trained as an architect and currently lives in Ghana.

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