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The Chaperone

By Laura Moriarty | Paperback | 4 Review(s)

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On a summer's day in 1922 Cora Carlisle boards a train from Wichita, Kansas, to New York City, leaving behind a marriage that's not as perfect as it seems and a past that she buried long ago. She is charged with the care of a stunning young girl with a jet-black fringe and eyes wild and wise beyond... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
26 Apr 2012
Author(s)
Laura Moriarty
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9780718159955
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm
Pages
432
Format
Paperback
Release Date
26 Apr 2012
Author(s)
Laura Moriarty
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9780718159955
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm
Pages
432

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I loved this. Set in Jazz Age America, this is the story of Cora, who is asked to chaperone a beautiful young fifteen year old from her home town in Kansas to the bright lights of New York. Louise is destined for stardom and Cora has her work cut out to protect the girl - especially as Louise is desperate to find trouble. Cora has her own reasons for coming to New York and soon enough, she has secrets of her own to protect. This is a brilliant novel - it’s racy, pacy, the characters are well drawn and the plot is intelligent. Highly recommended.

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Have to agree with Kerri nre this review - I absolutely LOVED this also!
15 May 2012 21:18:16 | Lynne Myers

Sounds like a great read with plenty of intrigue - can't wait to get my own copy.
16 May 2012 09:21:42 | Barbara Bundy

I have found this book intriguing since I first saw it on the shelves earlier this year. I am a great fan of Jazz and the 1920's and '30's era. I hope to be able to read this book while lying on the beach over summer!
15 Dec 2012 22:03:34 | Sophie Head

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30 Jan 2013
By Waione Te Paa
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What a pageturner!

I could not put this book down and finished it over night. Very well written, at points you just wanted to rip inside the book and give one little so-and-so a good smack across the lips. I love this era and the fact that the story includes real-life characters just added to the intrigue. Highly recommended.

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30 Jan 2013
By Waione Te Paa
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14 Dec 2012
By Margaret Burleigh
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The Chaperone

I loved this book and was sorry when I came to the end. Have read it a second time and am giving my Daughter a copy for Christmas

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14 Dec 2012
By Margaret Burleigh
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16 May 2012
By Lynne Ryder
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The Chaperone

Surprisingly enough I really enjoyed this book---it's not a book I usually go for but my daughter bought it home and said I would enjoy it. She was so right and I really lived life according to Cora. An intelligent and well written this book makes you read every page. I was very disappointed to come to the last page and still wanting more. I will be on the lookout for more of Laura Moriarty's books.

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16 May 2012
By Lynne Ryder
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