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The Housekeepers

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Informationen zum Autor Alex Hay grew up in Cambridge and Cardiff and has been writing as long as he can remember. He studied History at the University of York, and wrote his dissertation on female power at royal courts, combing the archives for every scrap of drama and skulduggery he could find. He has worked in magazine publishing and the charity sector, and is a graduate of the Curtis Brown Write Your Novel course. The Housekeepers is his debut novel and won the Caledonia Novel Award 2022. Alex lives with his husband in South East London Klappentext YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE MOST AUDACIOUS LAUNCH OF 2023...'Imagine Ocean's 8 had an illegitimate baby with Fingersmith - a big fat diamond of a book' Erin Kelly'Punch-the-air good, this is the Edwardian heist novel you never knew you needed. Flawless, lawless fun' Kiran Millwood Hargrave'Kept me hooked 'til the last page. The strong, determined and memorable female characters pull you into their web of intrigue' Jennifer Saint---Mayfair, 1905. The grandest house on Park Lane has just dismissed its housekeeper. All manner of treasures lie behind the pillared doors - and scandalous secrets too. With the event of the season looming, nothing must go wrong. But what no one knows is that Mrs King will be back at Park Lane on the night of the ball. She has an audacious plan in mind... and knows just who to recruit to help her clean up.Housekeeper. Sewing maid. Kitchen girl. Thief. Never underestimate the women downstairs. IT'S YOUR HOUSE. BUT IT'S THEIR RULES.Dazzling, stylish and wildly entertaining, The Housekeepers lets loose an outlandish alliance of women you'll never forget. Vorwort The most audacious launch of 2023, a historical heist blockbuster . Zusammenfassung 'Hay sets a cracking pace... with plenty of twists and a great deal of fun, this is the perfect holiday read' Guardian 'Delightfully mischievous' The Times 'Punch-the-air good, the Edwardian heist novel you never knew you needed. Flawless, lawless fun' Kiran Millwood Hargrave --- UPSTAIRS, MADAM IS PLANNING THE PARTY OF THE SEASON. DOWNSTAIRS, THE SERVANTS ARE PLOTTING THE HEIST OF THE CENTURY. When Mrs King, housekeeper to the most illustrious home in Mayfair, is suddenly dismissed after years of loyal service, she knows just who to recruit to help her take revenge. A black-market queen out to settle her scores. An actress desperate for a magnificent part. A seamstress dreaming of a better life. And Mrs King's predecessor, who has been keeping the dark secrets of Park Lane far too long. Mrs King has an audacious plan in mind, one that will reunite her women in the depths of the house on the night of a magnificent ball - and play out right under the noses of her former employers... THEY COME FROM NOTHING. BUT THEY'LL LEAVE WITH EVERYTHING. --- Dazzling, stylish and wildly entertaining, The Housekeepers lets loose an outlandish alliance of women you'll never forget... 'A great deal of fun, this is the perfect holiday read' Guardian 'Imagine Ocean's 8 had an illegitimate baby with Fingersmith - a big fat diamond of a book' Erin Kelly 'Kept me hooked 'til the last page. The strong, determined and memorable female characters pull you into their web of intrigue' Jennifer Saint 'This Edwardian heist story is such a fun read!' Good Housekeeping 'Prepare to grow hungrier for justice with every page you turn' Nina de Gramont , bestselling author of The Christie Affair 'A page-turning delight from beginning to end' Red 'Fun, fast-paced and totally immersive, The Housekeepers is a rare jewel worth coveting' Emma Stonex 'Hell hath no fury like...

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Authors Alex Hay
Publisher Review Headline
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 06.07.2023
 
EAN 9781472299352
ISBN 978-1-4722-9935-2
No. of pages 416
Dimensions 152 mm x 232 mm x 34 mm
Subjects Fiction > Suspense

FICTION / General, FICTION / Women, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction & related items, Historical mysteries, Crime & mystery, TRUE CRIME / Heists & Robberies, Fiction: general and literary, Historical crime and mysteries, FICTION / Feminist

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