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The Last Debutantes

Georgie Blalock

Warwick’s presents
Georgie Blalock
in conversation with Kerri Maher

The Last Debutantes

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

The Last Debutantes
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On Tuesday, August 24th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Georgie Blalock as she discusses her new book, The Last Debutantes, in conversation with Kerri Maher. Georgie Blalock is a history lover and movie buff who enjoys combining her different passions through historical fiction and a healthy dose of period piece films. When not writing, she can be found prowling the non-fiction history section of the library or the British film listings on Netflix.

They danced the night away, knowing their world was about to change forever. They were the debutantes of 1939, laughing on the outside, but knowing tragedy - and a war - was just around the corner.

When Valerie de Vere Cole, the niece of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, makes her deep curtsey to the King and Queen of England, she knows she’s part of a world about to end. The daughter of a debt-ridden father and a neglectful mother, Valerie sees firsthand that war is imminent.

Nevertheless, Valerie reinvents herself as a carefree and glittering young society woman, befriending other debutantes from England’s aristocracy as well as the vivacious Eunice Kennedy, daughter of the U.S. Ambassador. Despite her social success, the world’s troubles and Valerie’s fear of loss and loneliness prove impossible to ignore.

How will she navigate her new life when everything in her past has taught her that happiness and stability are as fragile as peace in our time? For the moment she will forget her cares in too much champagne and waltzes. Because very soon, Valerie knows that she must find the inner strength to stand strong and carry on through the challenges of life and love and war.

Kerri Maher is the author of The Kennedy Debutante, which People magazine described as "a riveting reimagining of a true tale of forbidden love," and This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World under the name Kerri Majors. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and founded YARN, an award-winning literary journal of short-form YA writing. A writing professor for many years, she now writes full-time and lives with her daughter and dog in a leafy suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Last Debutantes: A Novel By Georgie Blalock Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063009295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 24th, 2021