Gibbons, Stella Here Be Dragons

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Here Be Dragons

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When Nell Sely moves from sleepy Dorset to Hampstead she leaves behind a childhood of dull teas and oppressive rules for the freedom of the big city. Naive and only nineteen, she becomes embroiled with the wayward John Gaunt and falls in with London's bohemian crowd. In this city of seductive, shifting morals, smoke-filled jazz-clubs and glamorous espresso bars, Nell must master her new found independence and learn to strike her own course.

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"The atmosphere of the cheap cafés...is subtly caught. Packed tight with wit and understanding, it lights the London Scene" ( Scotsman)

"Chipper is the word: Gibbons's heroines are plucky, determined and quietly hedonistic. But she can do melancholy with the best of them, too, not to mention melodrama" ( Guardian)

"Stella Gibbons an exception to that old canard: women can't make us laugh" ( Independent)

"The Jane Austen of the 20th century" (Lynne Truss)

"Stella is stellar" ( Sunday Herald)

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'The atmosphere of the cheap cafés...is subtly caught. Packed tight with wit and understanding, it lights the London Scene' - Scotsman

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