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The Resource The golden hour : a novel, Beatriz Williams

The golden hour : a novel, Beatriz Williams

Label
The golden hour : a novel
Title
The golden hour
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires? Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess's social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands' political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward's marriage lies an ugly-and even treasonous-reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. Then Nassau's wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe's complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen."--Publisher
Summary
Traveling to World War II Nassau to interview the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor, an investigator for a New York society magazine uncovers a treasonous plot that is complicated by her romance with an unscrupulous scientist
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10785443
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Williams, Beatriz
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I55643
LC item number
G65 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Reporters and reporting
  • Windsor, Edward
  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield
  • Nassau (Bahamas)
  • Women journalists
  • Murder
  • Missing persons
  • Nassau (Bahamas)
Target audience
adult
Label
The golden hour : a novel, Beatriz Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780062834751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1106558393
  • (OCoLC)1106558393
Label
The golden hour : a novel, Beatriz Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780062834751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1106558393
  • (OCoLC)1106558393

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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