A Season in Fitzrovia

A Season in Fitzrovia

By K. A. Lalani


Format: Paperback

(7 customer reviews)

Publication Date: 28 Nov 2023

£9.99

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Categories: Historical

ISBN: 9781915853400

Description

It is 1922 and the aftermath of a horrific war hangs over a talented group of artists as they begin their freshmen year at the Slade School of Fine Art. Artistic ambitions burn bright for Paul Crowley and Jack Trevelyan. The desire to be the greatest artists of their generation is urging them on, but not – they hope – at the cost of their friendship.

For the group of talented artists around them, the struggle to establish themselves brings new challenges amid the din of the Roaring Twenties. Conscious of having been spared the horror of the trenches, they strive to make their mark and become the celebrated clique of their generation.

 

K. A. Lalani lives in Crawley, West Sussex, and has worked in finance and accounting throughout his career. He reached the semi-final stage on BBC Mastermind in 2018/19. History has always been of great interest to him, and he has published two historical novels, The Rules of Engagement and The Calloway Sisters, as well as Unto the Skies, the biography of Amy Johnson.

Reviews



Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 27 May, 2024

An accomplished novel

Very accomplished!!

The author has produced an entertaining intelligent novel, which is likely to win them a wider readership. There are numerous characters in this novel, which can present the reader with something of a challenge, yet the author has pulled it off, with a central group, from which other characters fan out. A few more historical facts would have anchored the period more firmly for me, however this is of minor, importance as the sense they were a gilded generation who were lucky to have escaped the horrors of WWI is one of this novel's finer attributes.


Derek Pilcher (Guest Review) - 02 Apr, 2024

I have finished reading A Season In Fitzrovia and it was easy to get into and a very good read!

To be recommended!


Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 18 Jun, 2024

6 Jun 2024

Outstanding!!

I loved this. Once started I was hooked!!. The relationship between the characters just worked and that's down to a deftness of touch, on the author's part. This was recommended to me and I think I will be checking the rest of this author's work on the strength of it. For me there was a sumptuous quality to this novel, that left me with a warm satisfied feeling after reading!


Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 28 Apr, 2024

Superb!!

I have read most of this author's work now and until this one, I had thought that the first about the pilot Amy Johnson was
by far the best. However with this I think the author has come along in leaps and bounds. Especially with the interlocking
relationships between the characters which has been deftly achieved. I would say he had matured as an author with "A Season
in Fitzrovia," so I look forward to what the author gives us next while and this is well worth a read!


Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 19 Dec, 2023

17 Dec 2023

Stunning!

Eminently readable and hugely enjoyable. This has to be the author's best work yet. Can't help thinking that it's ripe material for Television adaptation and would sit happily in the tradition of Sunday night drama. The author is evidently comfortable with the period and I defy other readers of this not to read it in a couple of sittings.


Rachael (Guest Review) - 18 Mar, 2024

Another great read from K A Lalani. A group of artists trying to establish themselves, bring the Roaring Twenties to life in this post-war novel set in 1922. The author immersed me in the period and kept me turning the pages from the start to the end. A thoroughly recommended read.


Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 20 Feb, 2024

A pleasing read!

This is the first of this author's work I have been recommended to read and it was a very satisfying read. I loved the climax and
the lustrous Riviera setting was vividly evoked. I think other readers will be similarly impressed


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