Laced with glamour and divine illustrations, Sequins and Secrets is a rip-roaring fairy-tale set in roaring twenties’ London that follows fashion designers Myrtle and Sylvia as they assist an adventurous debutante to escape the future set out for her.
Welcome to The House of Serendipity, where friendships are fashioned and destinies designed amongst the ballgowns, tiaras and trifles! Introducing a gorgeously glamorous new series, perfect for fans of Katherine Woodfine and Robin Stevens.
Meet Myrtle Mathers and Sylvia Cartwright: two girls from different worlds bonded by a passion for fashion! They know that the perfect outfit can make dreams come true, and their dazzling designs are the talk of 1920s London... So when Agapantha Portland-Prince wants to escape her glamorous debutante ball for a life of adventure, it's their magical talents she needs. But can the girls make all their secret dreams a reality, or will this be the most stylish scandal of the century?
Discover the divine designs that make dreams come true with full-page fashion illustrations.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 140 x 20 mm
'Fashion and friendship come together in the glamorous world of 1920s debutantes' - Sunday Express
'Fun, glamorous and absolutely brimming with charm.' - Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island
'Scandalous secrets meet riotous hilarity in this glorious 1920s-set romp starring a young dressmaking duo, perfect for readers of 9 to 12.' - The Guardian
'The House of Serendipity is pure joy! Lucy Ivison so perfectly recalls what it's like forging friendships as a child: the thrills, fears, adventure and humour. Just gorgeous.' - Abi Elphinstone
'I absolutely loved this... A delicious story of friendship and following your dreams, with two enterprising young heroines and lots of gorgeous and glamorous 1920s fashions - such a joy!' - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Sinclair's Mysteries
'I loved it... A 1920s fairy tale, Cinderella with a lot of luck and a touch of Nancy Mitford.' - Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War
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