If you loved Netflix’s The Crown (including the just-released new season), then you’ll love Pamela Hart’s latest historical novel – The Charleston Scandal – an exuberant story of a young Australian actress caught up in the excesses, royal intrigues and class divide of Jazz Age London; losing her way but reclaiming her heart in the process. Pamela is also our talented presenter and Director of Creative Writing, so you know you’re in for a treat with this book. We have three copies to be won!
London, 1920s: Kit Scott, a privileged young Australian aiming to become a star, arrives in the city to find the Jazz Age in full swing. Cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke Gardiner, she dances blithely into the heady lifestyle of English high society and the London theatre set, from Noel Coward to Fred Astaire and his sister, Adele.
When Kit is photographed dancing the Charleston alongside the Prince of Wales, she finds herself at the centre of a major scandal, sending the Palace into damage control and Kit to her aristocratic English relatives – and into the arms of the hedonistic Lord Henry Carleton. Amid the excesses of the Roaring Twenties, both Zeke and Kit are faced with temptations – and make choices that will alter the course of their lives forever.
This novel centres on the fallout surrounding a seemingly scandalous dance. And so, to be in to win a copy, tell us your favourite type of DANCE and why (in 25 words or fewer)! Our favourite three answers will WIN a copy of the book.
Entries close midday Monday 30 November 2020, Sydney/Melbourne time.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.