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The brilliant new novel from the bestselling author of The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets.

1962, Cornwall. Tara Jupp – vicar’s daughter, occasional thief, expert horse-rider and second fiddle to her sister ‘the beauty’ Lucy – sings at a wedding and is spotted by a record producer.

With the spotlight suddenly, thrillingly shining on her alone, the roots of Tara’s country existence are shaken free and she is propelled to Swinging Sixties London.

Plunged into a dazzling new world of fashion, music and heartache, in a city where skirts are being hitched up as fast as past is being pulled down, can Tara hold the limelight and hold on to who she really is?


'A swoon of a read ... vintage style drips from every page' Elle.
'Brilliantly written, hugely engaging and full of glorious detail, this book is a must-read' Heat.
'An absolutely smashing read' Marie Claire.
Marie Claire
'Dense with detail and richly filmic in the way it sets vivid scenes and recreates clashed between the old and new' Telegraph.