Rules of Civility Towles, Amor

Rules of Civility

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THE UNFORGETTABLE DEBUT BY THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

'Terrific. A smart, witty, charming dry-martini of a novel' David Nicholls, author of One Day

'Achingly stylish . . . witty, slick production, replete with dark intrigue, period details, and a suitably Katharine Hepburn-like heroine' Guardian

'If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction . . . I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit' Herald

In a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew:

the location of every old church in Manhattan
how to sneak into the cinema
how to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a year
and that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine.

By the end of the year she'd learned:

how to live like a redhead
and insist upon the very best;
that riches can turn to rags in the trip of a heartbeat,
chance encounters can be fated, and the word 'yes' can be a poison.

That's how quickly New York City comes about, like a weathervane, or the head of a cobra. Time tells which.

'A love letter to the city and the era . . . Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful - and desperate for a martini' Stylist



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781444708875
BY (AUTHOR) Towles, Amor
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : January 05, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 239 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : THE UNFORGETTABLE DEBUT BY THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW'Terrific. A smart, witty, charming dry-martini of a novel' David Nicholls, author of One Day'Achingly stylish . . . witty, slick production, replete with dark intrigue, period details, and a suitably Katharine Hepburn-like heroine' Guardian'If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction . . . I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit' HeraldIn a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew: the location of every old church in Manhattanhow to sneak into the cinemahow to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a yearand that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine.By the end of the year she'd learned:how to live like a redheadand insist upon the very best;that riches can turn to rags in the trip of a heartbeat,chance encounters can be fated, and the word 'yes' can be a poison.That's how quickly New York City comes about, like a weathervane, or the head of a cobra. Time tells which.'A love letter to the city and the era . . . Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful - and desperate for a martini' Stylist PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781444708875 BY (AUTHOR) Towles, Amor PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : January 05, 2012 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 197 mm x 129 mm WEIGHT : 239 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items