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Summary

Prepare to be swept off your feet by the romantic and irresistible sequel to the Sunday Times best seller One Enchanted Evening.

London, 1937.

With a new King in place, tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Shaken by the Great Depression and with talk of another war coming, the Buckingham hotel is trying to regain some stability. But demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise is noticeably absent from the Grand Ballroom dancefloor.

Downstairs, chambermaid Nancy Nettleton misses him, but is finally starting to feel more settled at the Buckingham, and hopes her brother Frank will soon call London home, too. But how will timid Frank handle the big city? Will he be able to cope with the more unexpected tasks asked of him at the hotel?

And upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her step-father's money, rather than spending it on dresses and frivolities - but will this land her back in trouble?

The staff and guests of the Buckingham soon discover that in a hotel full of secrets, there's always someone listening....

©2019 Anton Du Beke (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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"Downton with dance, perfect!" (Santa Montefiore)

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Brilliant!!!!

I could not stop listening to this book. Follows on so well from the previous book. I just want to listen to the next one as soon as I can if there is one.
It made me feel like I was so close and almost in the scenario.

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Simple but oh so charming!

Anton has done it again....a captivating simple story that draws you in to the life of the Buckingham Hotel.
It’s certainly not sophisticated writing but it’s honesty has a charm all of its own such that you can visualise Anton spinning you a yarn.
Don’t stop Anton., spin us around the dance floor again please!

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Not just a dancer!

Eagerly awaited this follow up, worth the wait. Any book that “takes me there” is wonderful. Hope there is going to be another instalment.

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Atmospheric

I enjoyed this book. It has a bit of everything; dancing, moral dilemmas, intrigue, and especially, romance!
I had now better read the first of Anton du Beke's books!

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AMAZING INCREDIBLE SHOW-STOPPING

i will never get over how amazing anton du beke is as a writer. this book made me feel so many emotions. i enjoyed it so so so much and i would 100% recommend this to anyone :)

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Can’t wait for the next one

I absolutely love this book and can’t believe how involved I became in the stories of each character. I can’t wait to get the next book, the only trouble is that there are no more after that one at the moment. I just hope that you’re busy writing another one as I’m writing this review Anton. Loved loved loved it 💖

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Moonlight

I enjoyed his first book and thought I would give this one a try. Not a bad story but very simplistic. So, great if you want a super-light listen but don't expect deep and meaningful.

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Excellent

Wonderful characters just love how they bounce off each other I feel like I'm there too

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Great follow up, more please.

I loved the first book and this didn't disappoint. It could go on and on as there is so much scope for the characters.

It has a feel of upstairs downstairs mixed with the glamour of the dance world.

I want to know what happens in the Buckingham next with the approach of war and what trials and tribulations that will bring for Raymond, Nancy and all the others.

Hurry up and write the next one Anton!

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surprisingly good

I wasn't really expecting very much from this series of two books. I thought it might be a change and a light read but I was pleasantly surprised. A good story line with a diverse cast of characters. Very impressed.