The Beauty Chorus

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'A WONDERFUL, ESCAPIST, NOSTALGIC READ'- RED MAGAZINE: An enthralling debut novel of romance, wartime glamour, and adventure in the skies. Inspired by the brave young women who flew fighter planes across Britain in World War Two, New Year's Eve, 1940: Evie Chase, the beautiful debutante daughter of an adoring RAF Commander, gazes out at the sky as swing music drifts in from the ballroom. With bombs falling nightly in London, she resolves that the coming year will bring more than just dances and tennis matches and is determined to do

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'A WONDERFUL, ESCAPIST, NOSTALGIC READ'- RED MAGAZINE: An enthralling debut novel of romance, wartime glamour, and adventure in the skies. Inspired by the brave young women who flew fighter planes across Britain in World War Two, New Year's Eve, 1940: Evie Chase, the beautiful debutante daughter of an adoring RAF Commander, gazes out at the sky as swing music drifts in from the ballroom. With bombs falling nightly in London, she resolves that the coming year will bring more than just dances and tennis matches and is determined to do her bit for the war effort. 2nd January, 1941: Evie curses her fashionable heels as they skid on the frozen ground of her local airfield. She is here to volunteer for 'The Beauty Chorus,' the female pilots who fly much-needed planes to bases across the country. Soon, she is billeted in a tiny country cottage, sharing with an anxious young mother and a naive teenager. Thrown together by war, these three very different women soon become friends, confidantes, and fellow adventuresses. But as they take to the skies, they will also face hardship, prejudice, and tragedy. Can their new-found bond survive their darkest hours?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848878723
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Lord Brown has worked as an art consultant curating collections for palaces and embassies in Europe and the Middle East. She was a finalist in ITV's The People's Author competition in 2009. Visit her website at www.katelordbrown.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    This book really frustrated me.  The subject matter and history

    This book really frustrated me.  The subject matter and history were very interesting and downright fascinating.  WW II era stories are always 
    of interest to me and this one should have and could have hit all the right notes.  However,  though I liked the idea for this story, the writing was
    flat, and the characters flatter.  There was the beautiful, rich, girl who had it all, but wanted to prove to herself and everyone that she was
    important and contributing to the war effort.  She spars  through 3/4's of the book with her  ridiculously handsome, rich male counterpart and you
     know from the minute the meet that they're going to get it on....Then there's the fiesty, naive young farm girl and the "single" mother....or is she.....
    with a secret.....
    I never got a real sense of these characters.....and at times in the story, they actually bothered the heck out of me with their predictability.
    But, having said all that, the setting and the real life characters that are popped into the book are great.  I learned a great deal about that time.
    those brave souls of the ATA and it got me "googling" all kinds of interesting side things.     

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