‘166 women signed up to fly Spitfires and bombers from factories to airfields across England. It was an adventure that would cost many their lives.‘
Today it is a pleasure to shine a spotlight on The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown which was released in digital format April 30th. It is described as ‘an enthralling debut inspired by female pilots in World War Two….Romance, glamour and adventure in the skies’
Originally published in 2012, Kate Lord Brown has released this special ‘75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY‘ ebook edition with 50% of profits going to NHS in May 2020.
It can be purchased/downloaded in all ebook formats HERE
[ About the Book ]
New Year’s Eve, 1940: Evie Chase, the beautiful debutante daughter of an adoring RAF commander, gazes out at the sky as swing music drifts from the ballroom. With bombs falling nightly in London, she resolves that the coming year will bring more than just dances and tennis matches. She is determined to do her bit for the war effort.
2nd January, 1941: Evie curses her fashionable heels as they skid on the frozen ground of her local airfield. She is here to volunteer for ‘The Beauty Chorus’, the female pilots who fly much-needed planes to bases across the country. Soon, she is billeted in a tiny country cottage, sharing with an anxious young mother and a naive teenager.
Thrown together by war, these three very different women soon become friends, confidantes and fellow adventuresses. But as they take to the skies, they will also face hardship, prejudice and tragedy. Can their new-found bond survive their darkest hours?
[ Bio ]
Kate Lord Brown grew up in a wild and beautiful part of Devon. She read Philosophy at Durham and Art History at the Courtauld Institute and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, curating collections for palaces and embassies in Europe and the Middle East.
Kate has travelled and lived around the world with her airline pilot husband and gained a MA in creative writing from the Manchester Writing School MMU. She was a finalist in the ITV People’s Author contest 2009, and her international bestseller The Perfume Garden was shortlisted for the UK Romantic Novel of the Year 2014.
Kate currently lives in the Middle East with her family, and she was a regional winner in this year’s BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition.
Twitter ~ @katelordbrown