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The Law of Delay

Interviews And Outerviews
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As the clock chimed the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite took her first breath. Born to a cabaret dancer and soon orphaned in a scandalous murder-suicide, Lilly finds refuge at a Catholic orphanage, coming under the wing of the, at times, severe Sister August, the first in a string of lost loves. There she meets Hanne Schmidt, a teen prostitute, and forms a bond that will last them through tumultuous love affairs, disastrous marriages, and destitution during the First World War and the subsequent economic collapse. As the century progresses, Lilly and Hanne move from the tawdry glamour of the tingle-tangle nightclubs to the shadow world of health films before Lilly finds success and stardom in the new medium of motion pictures and ultimately falls in love with a man whose fate could cost her everything she has worked for or help her discover her true self. Gripping and darkly seductive, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite showcases all the glitter and splendor of the brief heyday of the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Hollywood to its golden age.As it foreshadows the horrors of the Second World War, the novel asks what price is paid when identity becomes unfixed and the social order is upended.

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December 1978 : UK Paperback

Title: The Law of Delay: Interviews and Outerviews
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-14-004630-5 / 978-0-14-004630-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Law of Delay
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-345-22565-1 / 978-0-345-22565-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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October 1971 : UK Paperback

Title: Law of Delay: Interviews and Outerviews
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-7195-2580-2 / 978-0-7195-2580-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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