House of Social Graces: A Novel

House of Social Graces: A Novel

by Lucy Silvano


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A fresh comedy of manners, exploring class, privilege, love, immigration and the American expat dream during Brexit.

In London only one thing sets you apart from others – manners.

Set in autumn 2016, in Mayfair, just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, Californian Rose Mendes has an intense interview with Caroline Jones, the CEO of London’s most prestigious finishing school. With the House’s heritage of three hundred years, it’s the authority on British etiquette and a global magnet for the upper echelons of London who bring their daughters to be polished for society.

Rose secures a tutoring position at the House and soon after meets Francis Goldman, a lawyer from Manhattan who proves to be a distraction from her eventful job. But with the pressure of keeping up with the poshest school in the capital and demands of her boss, she struggles during her three-month probationary period. While trying to make her stay permanent and with Brexit on the horizon, she discovers her childhood dream of living in London was better as a dream than in reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733586900
Publisher: Silvano Press
Publication date: 02/14/2019
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

LUCY SILVANO was born and raised in California. She earned a BA in English from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. Wanderlust at heart, she has lived abroad teaching English, tutoring British etiquette and writing prose while exploring different cities. Lucy currently lives in London with her husband and is working on her next novel.

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