City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
New York, 1940. Young, glamorous and inseparable, Vivian and Celia are chasing trouble from one end of the city to the other. But there is risk in all this play - that's what makes it so fun, and so dangerous. Sometimes, the world may feel like it's ending, but for Vivian and Celia, life is just beginning.
City of Girls is about daring to break conventions and follow your desires: a celebration of glamour, resilience, growing up, and the joys of female friendship - and about the freedom that comes from finding a place you truly belong.
A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
Lisa Taddeo, author of THREE WOMEN
'Warm and wise'
Stephanie Merritt, Observer
'Glamorous, sexy, compelling'
Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times
'I fell in love with Vivian from page one'
'An education in love, and an iridescent delight'
Rowan Pelling, Spectator
Our favourite quote: 'People will tell you not to waste your youth having too much fun, but they’re wrong. Youth is an irreplaceable treasure, and the only respectable thing to do with irreplaceable treasure is to waste it.'
The perfect thoughtful gift for: Dreamers | Best Friends | Sisters | Theatre lovers | Not-so-big-readers | Daughters | Girls' Girls | Showgirls | Girlfriends | Coming of agers | Feminists | Holiday readers | Grandaughters | The young at heart | Grandmothers
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