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  • City of Girls

  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre.

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  • Another epic book

  • By Anonymous User on 19-07-2019

Dazzling and entertaining

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Reviewed: 29-06-2019

I loved this book. Beautifully written, packed with life wisdoms and greatly narrated. An inspiring life story written from the perspective of an aged woman called Vivian Morris about women who chose their own destiny by always being true to themselves. A story full of entertaining whims of the young, friendships and above all compassion, set not only against the lyrical and dazzling world of theatre during the Second World War but also against the 60s and 70s.