Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

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  • Author: Anna Godbersen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 9780061962677
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 0

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties. Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . . Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will. The only person Cordelia can trust is ­Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets. Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.


Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

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  • Author: Scarlett Thomas
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 0857863819
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 341

Bright Young Things wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on a deserted island. There's food in the fridge and they have a bedroom each, but there's no telephone, no television, and no way to escape.


A Bright Young Thing

A Bright Young Thing

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  • Author: Brianne Moore
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • ISBN: 1643855344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 353

In early 1930s England, a young firebrand finds herself on a fraught and dangerous road to independence. In 1931 England, Astra Davies defies all the conventions. Clever, witty, and determined, Astra smokes, drinks, plays a mean piano, and gallivants around London with her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. But Astra finds herself in a tight spot when her parents die suddenly, leaving her with a raft of debts. With few marketable skills and a closet full of family secrets, Astra has two choices: find a rich husband or make her own way. A fiercely driven woman like Astra is not about to cast her lot in with a man, especially out of desperation. And since the only man she fancies--Jeremy Harris, the Earl of Dunreaven--is as hard up as she is, her way forward is clear. But the path to independence is a bumpy one fraught with hazards and heartbreaking choices. A blackmailing socialite threatens to derail Astra's reputation. A brainless business partner just might drive her even further into debt. And a series of bruising scandals dogs her every step of the way. From the bustle of London to the country estates of the aristocracy, Astra embarks on a journey that tests her brains, wit, and mettle as never before. But one way or another, Astra Davies is dead set on proving she's no ordinary Bright Young Thing.


Bright Young Things London

Bright Young Things London

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  • Author: Brooke De Ocampo
  • Publisher: Editions Assouline
  • ISBN: 9782843233371
  • Category : Art
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 192

Brooke de Ocampo invites us back into the homes of Bright Young Things, only this time she opens the doors to London's most stylish and enterprising trend-setters. Bright Young Things London is the highly anticipated follow-up to the successful New York edition. This lush, elegant book is an enthralling journey through the homes of the most envied and emulated residents of one of the world's most exciting cities. Step inside the fabulous lives of 40 architects, artists, designers, and writers to discover why they embody everything London is known for: wit, cutting-edge style, and glamour. Along with elegant photographs by Vanity Fair photographer Jonathan Becker are intimate anecdotes written by the people who know these bright young things best: Claus von Bulow writes about his daughter Cosima; Ewan and Eve MacGregor rave about the home David Adjaye designed for them; Michael Kors fawns over his muse, Kim Hersov; and Paul Smith writes about Robert Violette. Bright Young Things London captures the spirit of the city while paying tribute to its international influences. It is just as addictive in London as it was in New York.


VILE BODIES

VILE BODIES

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  • Author: Evelyn Waugh
  • Publisher: Alien Ebooks
  • ISBN: 1667623796
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 278

Vile Bodies is a 1930 novel satirising the bright young things: decadent young London society after World War I. The title appears in a comment made by the novel’s narrator in reference to the characters’ party-driven lifestyle: “All that succession and repetition of massed humanity... Those vile bodies...”


The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

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  • Author: Anna Godbersen
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062114573
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 294

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, author of the bestselling Luxe series, introduced the girls of 1929, girls with big dreams and big secrets in the big city of Manhattan during the Jazz Age. Each girl had a different fate. One would marry. One would find fame. And one would die. Lucky Ones, the thrilling conclusion to the glamorous Bright Young Things series, reveals the destinies of Broadway baby Letty Larkspur, bootlegger’s daughter Cordelia Grey, and flapper Astrid Donal. Letty’s dream of fame is within her reach. Cordelia is the midst of a whirlwind romance with celebrity pilot Max Darby. Socialite Astrid is a new bride. But secrets and scandals could destroy their happiness as the last summer of the 1920s reaches its peak.


Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

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  • Author:
  • Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
  • ISBN: 9781855147720
  • Category : Photography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 280

The stylish and extravagant world of the "Bright Young Things" of 1920s and '30s London, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton In 1920s and '30s Britain, Cecil Beaton used his camera and his larger-than-life personality to mingle with that flamboyant and rebellious group of artists, writers, socialites and partygoers who became known as the "Bright Young Things." Famously fictionalized by the likes of Evelyn Waugh (in Vile Bodies), Anthony Powell and Henry Green, these men and women cut a dramatic swathe through the epoch and embodied its roaring spirit. In a series of themed chapters, covering Beaton's first self-portraits and earliest sitters to his time at Cambridge and as principle society photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, over 50 leading figures who sat for Beaton are profiled and the dazzling parties, pageants and balls of the period are brought to life. Among this glittering cast are Beaton's socialite sisters Baba and Nancy Beaton, Stephen Tennant, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and Daphne du Maurier. Beaton's photographs are complemented by a wide range of letters, drawings, book jackets and ephemera, and contextualised by artworks created by those in his circle, including Christopher Wood, Rex Whistler and Henry Lamb. Cecil Beaton (1904-80) is one of the most celebrated British portrait photographers of the 20th century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. Beaton quickly developed a reputation for his striking and fantastic photographs, which culminated in his portraits of Queen Elizabeth in 1939. Also well known as a diarist, Beaton became a society fixture in his own right. His influence on portrait photography was profound and lives on today in the work of many contemporary photographers.


Bright. Young. Things

Bright. Young. Things

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  • Author: Georgia Christou
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781848428621
  • Category : Identity (Psychology)
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 0

On a reality television show, six remarkable - and remarkably young - geniuses are competing for the coveted Golden Brain trophy and the title "Britain's Brainiest Child." As the contestants battle it out round after round, the pressure mounts, the spotlight gets harsher, and each is faced with questions they were never expecting. Who will win and who will lose - and what exactly does winning mean anyway? Georgia Christou's Bright. Young. Things. is part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books. Aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre, Platform comprises big-cast plays with predominantly, or all, female casts, written specifically for performance by young actors.


Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

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  • Author: MillaMia
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN: 9780956365828
  • Category : Children's clothing
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 112


Bright Young Dead

Bright Young Dead

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  • Author: Jessica Fellowes
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1250170818
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 401

"True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery." —Daisy Goodwin, author of Victoria and The American Heiress on The Mitford Murders Set amid the legendary Mitford household, Bright Young Dead is the second in the thrilling, Golden Age-style Mitford Murders series by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times bestselling Downton Abbey books. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.