About Starring Adele Astaire
A story full of glitz and glam, delving into the life of Adele Astaire, a spirited and talented woman who served up smiles and love both on and off the stage-with and without her also famous brother Fred Astaire- along with a determined young dancer with rags-to-riches dreams.
About Eliza Knight
Eliza Knight is an award-winning, USA Today and international bestselling author. Eliza is an avid history buff, and true crime obsessed. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and Novelists, Inc., the creator of the popular historical blog, History Undressed, a co-host on the History, Books and Wine podcast and a co-host for the true crime podcast, Crime Feast. Knight lives in Maryland with her husband, three daughters, two dogs and a turtle.
Praise for Eliza's Work
“The Mayfair Bookshop traverses the Mitford family conflict with one another, a declaration of war and Nancy’s own struggle with her writing career. Eliza Knight’s wonderfully descriptive novel is a window into the riveting life of Nancy Mitford, not as an untouchable socialite, but as a woman who has her share of struggles on a very real, very relatable level – an absolute must read!"
—Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London
“The force of nature that was Nancy Mitford dazzles in THE MAYFAIR BOOKSHOP, first as one of society's 'bright young things' between the World Wars and then as a wildly successful writer. Both Nancy's razor-sharp wit and hidden heartaches make for riveting reading!"
—Stephanie Marie Thornton, USA Today Bestselling Author of A MOST CLEVER GIRL
“Twining two timelines together, Knight’s THE MAYFAIR BOOKSHOP reminds us that women and books have the power to shape the world, and we all have the power to forge our own destinies—even in times of extreme adversity."
—Sophie Perinot, author of Medicis Daughter
“The French Revolution as you've never read it before--fast-paced, gut-wrenching, and told through the eyes of women who fought and lived it. This is historical fiction at its absolute best!”
—Michelle Moran, author of Madame Tussaud, on Ribbons of Scarlet)
“This skillfully crafted novel of the French Revolution by well-known historical fiction authors Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, and E. Knight tells of singular women during tumultuous times. Sure to appeal to devotees of historical fiction, feminists, and those looking for a stirring #metoo read.”
—Library Journal on Ribbons of Scarlet
“The intrigue and historical details are captivating, but readers should be prepared for an excruciatingly slow burn in the love story... Fans of strong female protagonists and subtle passion will be pleased.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Rebel Wears Plaid
A brilliant dual-narrative story about Nancy Mitford-one of 1930s London's hottest socialites, authors, and a member of the scandalous Mitford Sisters-and a modern American desperate for change, connected through time by a little London bookshop. A Costco Book Club pick!