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The Glimmer Palace

Beatrice Colin

A celebration of cabaret in Berlin and the birth of cinema, set against the rise and fall of Germany between World War I and World War II As the clock chimed the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite took her first breath. The illegitimate, soon orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, she lands at a Catholic orphanage where she finds refuge and the first in a string of friendships that will change the direction of her life. When fellow orphan Hanne takes Lilly beyond their stone confines, introducing her to the seedy glamour of Berlin's notorious nightlife, it begins for Lillly a trajectory of reinvention. From urchin to maid, teenage war bride, tingle-tangle bargirl, model, and script typist, Lilly is eventually transformed into one of Germany's leading film stars and a partner in a remarkable love story that will span decades and continents-and be inextricable from the history unfolding around it. Gripping, seductive, and masterfully written, The Glimmer Palace is a page-turning story of glitter and splendor, drama and love, friendship and identity. The story of an extraordinary heroine living in an extraordinary time, it is vivid and surprising in its telling, intelligent and ambitious in its scope, sad and beautiful and unforgettable.

A celebration of cabaret in Berlin and the birth of cinema, set against the rise and fall of Germany between World War I and World War II As the clock chimed the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite took her first breath. The illegitimate, soon orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, she lands at a Catholic orphanage where she finds refuge and the first in a string of friendships that will change the direction of her life. When fellow orphan Hanne takes Lilly beyond their stone confines, introducing her to the seedy glamour of Berlin's notorious nightlife, it begins for Lillly a trajectory of reinvention. From urchin to maid, teenage war bride, tingle-tangle bargirl, model, and script typist, Lilly is eventually transformed into one of Germany's leading film stars and a partner in a remarkable love story that will span decades and continents-and be inextricable from the history unfolding around it. Gripping, seductive, and masterfully written, The Glimmer Palace is a page-turning story of glitter and splendor, drama and love, friendship and identity. The story of an extraordinary heroine living in an extraordinary time, it is vivid and surprising in its telling, intelligent and ambitious in its scope, sad and beautiful and unforgettable.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A celebration of cabaret in Berlin and the birth of cinema, set against the rise and fall of Germany between World War I and World War II As the clock chimed the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite took her first breath. The illegitimate, soon orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, she lands at a Catholic orphanage where she finds refuge and the first in a string of friendships that will change the direction of her life. When fellow orphan Hanne takes Lilly beyond their stone confines, introducing her to the seedy glamour of Berlin's notorious nightlife, it begins for Lillly a trajectory of reinvention. From urchin to maid, teenage war bride, tingle-tangle bargirl, model, and script typist, Lilly is eventually transformed into one of Germany's leading film stars and a partner in a remarkable love story that will span decades and continents-and be inextricable from the history unfolding around it. Gripping, seductive, and masterfully written, The Glimmer Palace is a page-turning story of glitter and splendor, drama and love, friendship and identity. The story of an extraordinary heroine living in an extraordinary time, it is vivid and surprising in its telling, intelligent and ambitious in its scope, sad and beautiful and unforgettable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Justine Eyre

Length:

14h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:59


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:31


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:21


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:39


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:31


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:29


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:30


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:49


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:49


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:21


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:46


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:56


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:49


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:34


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:11


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:30


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:22


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:39


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:53


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:27


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:11


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:22


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:05


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:21


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:15


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:11


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:22


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

00:37