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From London to Ireland in 1920s, a glorious, gripping, moving and richly textured novel which takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls.

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, 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 turmoil of Ireland's War of Independence to the brittle glamour of 1920s London, this dramatic, richly textured 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 Glorious Guinness Girls.

©2020 Emily Hourican (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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  • 01-10-20

Great narrator, not much of a story

Thought the narrator did an excellent job of capturing the style of talking typical to the twenties era. Enjoyed the book, but came away feeling not much had actually happened, to the point where I wondered if my book had skipped forward and I had missed out a big chunk...🤔 Expected more substance - while there was some focus on the Irish Civil War, it mainly seemed to be descriptions of how the rich whiled away their days in London during the twenties from an outsiders point of view. Enjoyable, but expected more from it considering so much was happening at this time. Have read other books on a similar theme to this such as about the Mitford sisters and that seemed much more interesting.