‘If, like me, you have binge-watched Bridgerton then this book is bound to be your cup of tea’ Scribbles by Kat ‘Fans of Downton Abbey will adore this, and it would be surprising if the book weren’t made into a luscious mini-series’ The Sunday Times The Top Ten Bestseller. Discover the extraordinary world of the Bright Young Things…
The Glorious Guinness Girls are the toast of London and Dublin society. Darlings of the press, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh lead charmed existences that are the envy of many.
But Fliss knows better. Sent to live with them as a child, she grows up as part of the family and only she knows of the complex lives beneath the glamorous surface.
Then, at a party one summer’s evening, something happens which sends shockwaves through the entire household. In the aftermath, as the Guinness sisters move on, Fliss is forced to examine her place in their world and decide if where she finds herself is where she truly belongs.
‘A captivating and page-turning novel about a fascinating family. Fantastic’ Sinéad Moriarty ‘The Glorious Guinness Girls has already been compared, and rightly so, to Downton Abbey. The two share a delicious comfort-blanket quality, only in the book’s case, you do not need to wait until Sunday evenings before availing of its escapist properties. The story combines the intimacy of a family drama, set against the most opulent of backdrops, with sweeping historical themes. The tragic fragility of so many of the Guinness Girls’ set – that ability to burn bright, but burn fast, is perfectly captured here’ Irish Independent
‘A must for all Downton Abbey fans, The Glorious Guinness Girlsis a gorgeous book, a captivating tale about a young girl caught up in the lifestyle of a family that continues to fascinate – the Guinness Family. A joy to read’ Swirl and Thread ‘Evoking the decadence of The Great Gatsby and the elegance of Downton Abbey… an enthralling tale, a fascinating drama’ Kirsten Alexander, New York Times bestselling author ‘With undeniable appeal for fans of Julian Fellowes of Belgravia and Downton Abbey renown, Hourican’s lively tale captures the spirit of the times via the buzz-worthy foibles of attractive, wealthy socialites’ Booklist
Set amid the turmoil of the Irish Civil War and the brittle glamour of 1920s London, The Glorious Guinness Girls is inspired by one of the most fascinating family dynasties in the world – an unforgettable novel of reckless youth, family loyalty and destiny.