A Thousand Dances (Paperback)

By Sara Holliday

Coral Press, 9781935512509, 335pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2018

List Price: 16.95*
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Rhythm & blues is exploding all over the London area. It’s a thousand dances in the teen clubs—until someone turns up dead.

It’s 1963, and seventeen-year-old Nicky Spinnery is swept away by London’s new sounds. With his best friend Lucinda, a peacenik filmmaker, he dances his way around the city, crossing paths with brink-of-famers like Pete Townshend, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton. But when a strange madness starts felling his fellow club-goers, Nicky turns amateur detective, looking for answers among musicians, mods and miniskirts, armed only with his big mouth.

A Thousand Dances pulses with the energy and excitement of the year the Beatles hit the big time, following the music from the kitchen sink to the dives of Soho, from suburban teen clubs to the swinging streets of Piccadilly.

About the Author

Sara Holliday is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She lives in New York City, among too many books and records. This is her first novel. sarahollidaybooks.com