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Freya

(2016)
(The second book in the Curtain Call series)
A novel by

 
 
'Extraordinarily evocative... A fantastic book.' - Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book ClubLondon, May 1945. Freya Wyley, twenty, meets Nancy Holdaway, eighteen, amid the wild celebrations of VE Day, the prelude to a devoted and competitive friendship that will endure on and off for the next two decades.

Freya, wilful, ambitious, outspoken, pursues a career in newspapers which the chauvinism of Fleet Street and her own impatience conspire to thwart, while Nancy, gentler, less self-confident, struggles to get her first novel published. Both friends become entangled at university with Robert Cosway, a charismatic young man whose own ambition will have a momentous bearing on their lives. Flitting from war-haunted Oxford to the bright new shallows of the 1960s, Freya plots the unpredictable course of a woman's life and loves against a backdrop of Soho pornographers, theatrical peacocks, willowy models, priapic painters, homophobic blackmailers, political careerists.

Beneath the relentless thrum of changing times and a city being reshaped, we glimpse the eternal: the battles fought by women in pursuit of independence, the intimate mysteries of the human heart, and the search for love. Stretching from the Nuremberg war trials to the advent of the TV celebrity, from innocence abroad to bitter experience at home, Freya presents the portrait of an extraordinary woman taking arms against a sea of political and personal tumult.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 1-910702-50-1 / 978-1-910702-50-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Freya: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 1-60945-415-4 / 978-1-60945-415-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 1-78470-312-5 / 978-1-78470-312-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Harry Styles
ISBN: 1-910702-51-X / 978-1-910702-51-2 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Freya
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Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 1-4890-9109-2 / 978-1-4890-9109-3 (Australia edition)
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 1-4890-9110-6 / 978-1-4890-9110-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Freya: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
Publisher: Europa Editions
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March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Freya
Author(s): Anthony Quinn
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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