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The Charleston Scandal

Pamela Hart

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

If you devoured THE CROWN you will love this exuberant story of a young Australian actress caught up in the excesses, royal intrigues and class divide of Jazz Age London, losing her way but reclaiming her heart in the process

London, 1920s: Kit Scott, a privileged young Australian aiming to become a star, arrives in the city to find the Jazz Age in full swing. Cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke Gardiner, she dances blithely into the heady lifestyle of English high society and the London theatre set, from Noel Coward to Fred Astaire and his sister, Adele.

When Kit is photographed dancing the Charleston alongside the Prince of Wales, she finds herself at the centre of a major scandal, sending the Palace into damage control and Kit to her aristocratic English relatives - and into the arms of the hedonistic Lord Henry Carleton. Amid the excesses of the Roaring Twenties, both Zeke and Kit are faced with temptations - and make choices that will alter the course of their lives forever.

Readers of Natasha Lester's A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD will love THE CHARLESTON SCANDAL. Bestselling author Pamela Hart's energetic, masterful storytelling will have you glued right until the end.

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Praise for The Charleston Scandal

  • I stayed up late to finish The Desert Nurse. A gorgeous and beautifully written story of love and war set in Egypt in the First World War. It made me cry. I loved it - KATE FORSYTH on THE DESERT NURSE

  • This book is heart-wrenching proof that all's NOT fair in love and war, especially for a lone woman in a man's world - Valerie Parv on A LETTER FROM ITALY

  • A Letter from Italy cements Pamela Hart as a go-to author when I want a love story to remember - Ausrom Today

  • Rebecca ... will soon find out that love can be just as dangerous as any battlefield - Yours Magazine on A LETTER FROM ITALY

  • Magnificent treatment of women's issues such as gender equality, relationship expectations and dealing with career - Steve Shipley, Manviews, on A LETTER FROM ITALY

  • Evokes WW1 Sydney to the point where the reader can almost feel the salty wind blowing off the harbour as the troops are shipped out through the Heads - Books+Publishing on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

  • Pamela Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our hearts with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice - iBooks on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

  • Deeply insightful into the lives of the women left behind in Sydney. We fell in love with the headstrong heroine Ruby - Better Reading on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

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Pamela Hart

Pamela is an award-winning author for adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. Under the name Pamela Freeman she wrote the historical novel THE BLACK DRESS, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize for 2006. Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the Castings Trilogy, and her Aurealis Award-winning novel EMBER AND ASH. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband and their son, and teaches at the Australian Writers' Centre. Pamela's previous novels are THE SOLDIER'S WIFE, THE WAR BRIDE, A LETTER FROM ITALY and THE DESERT NURSE.

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