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The luminous life of Lilly Aphrodite

by Beatrice Colin

  Print book : Fiction

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5 star literary novel   (2009-08-30)


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by AnnetteDunlea

<h2 class="title">The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite is a bestselling literary novel by Beatrice Colin. It is a paperback published by John Murray and its ISBN is 1848540310. It is so well written it is a pleasure to read and it is full of historical content of 20th century Germany and the history of the movie industry. It is a sad and touching story rich in characterisation and highly evocative. Through a lovers quarrel Lilly is orphaned and sent to a Catholic orphanage. It is a poor and depressing time in Berlin and Lilly is befriended by Hanne. Hanne is street wise and looks out for Lilly, they form a sisterhood and bond that survives love affairs and wartime. Lilly and Hanne move from the night clubs to the film motion pictures. Lilly is strikingly pretty and sings beautifully and so she becomes a success in the movies in Germany. Then she meets a man who could ruin everything, will she risk her success and future? This story is a sad historical fictional story of 20th century Germany. There is no happy ending but such is life we are born into a period of time and live the deck of cards we are handed. There is depth in this story and great detail and it is obvious a lot of historical research has been done by the author. I highly recommend this beautifully written tale. Reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap.</h2>

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