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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (4 June 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1526610426
  • ISBN-13: 978-1526610423
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.7 x 23.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A glamorous, sexy, compelling romp of a novel about showgirls in New York in the 1940s. It is an addictive story, with vivid, brazenly drawn female characters, that brims with fascinating historical details of the time . Radical and refreshing to read (Sunday Times)

I adored this story, I fell in love with Vivian from page one, she has an utterly singular voice, and I was captivated by tcombination of glamour and grit - it's a dazzling escapist fantasy with characters and emotions that are thrillingly real

A glorious, multi-layered, emotionally astute celebration of womanhood . An eloquently persuasive treatise on the judgment and punishment of women, and a heartfelt call to reclaim female sexual agency (Guardian)

Breezily funny and vividly written, City Of Girls is a quietly radical celebration of feminine sexual inhibition that slips down as easily as a gin martini. Expect to see it on multiple beaches this summer (Metro)

A rollicking, beautifully rendered ride of glitter and fun . Gilbert's novel is something of a masterpiece of flapdoodle itself . Gilbert has a knack for storytelling and her plot doesn't so much twist as twirl, high-kicking all the way . A rambunctious anthem to living a life joyous and satisfyingly full - and that deserves an ovation (Evening Standard)

City of Girls will be a hit ... Readers will adore its bolstering message of hope (Sunday Times)

Written with such wit, verve and emotional honesty that you feel you've washed down 100 life lessons within a vodka martini . There are some of the most brilliant and truthful evocations of youthful sexual exploration that you'll ever read . She has triumphed. City of Girls is an education in love, and an iridescent delight (Spectator)

Brilliant on female friendship, desire and the influence a good mentor can bring to enrich a young woman's life (Grazia Summer Reads)

Compelling . works with themes of freedom, responsibility and empowerment that feel both timeless and timely. In a moment when women's desires are still being governed, this is a story about a woman who recognises - and embraces - hers (Time)

There is so much to love in City of Girls. Vivian's voice is strong and leaves you yearning for more time with her (Independent)

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The blazingly brilliant new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love: a glittering coming-of-age epic stitched across the fabric of a lost New York

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2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre story and endless wittering about sewing and fashion. Just buy Vogue if that's your thing
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