Having read the first book in this series(Dudley saga) I knew that I was in for another excellent book. From the first few chapters i was hooked this follows Margot (Margaret) and her husband Bill it was truly fascinating to read Margot journey the highs and lows of theatre work there were times I actually felt as if I was on stage giving a performance of a life time looking forward to the 3rd book in the series I can't praise this book enough and highly recommend.
Really enjoyed this second part in the Dudley Saga, giving a great insight to life in the theatrical and cabaret world during WW2. Credible realistic characters who you could really get alongside, while sharing their challenging lives and experiences in wartime London, with a touch of the Midlands.
A entertaining second book in the Dudley sister's saga focussing on the second sister, Margaret, who takes Margot as her stage name when she finds success on the stage. Fame and wartime worries take their toll and turn this book into a compelling read as we accompany Margot through her ups and downs.
This is the first book I have read by Madalyn Morgan and although I would not usually have bought a book set in WW2 or in the theatre, I really enjoyed this novel. It gave a fascinating insight into the era in which it was set and the backstage life of the theatre. The main character in the book, Margot Dudley, is the sort of woman who definitely stirs emotions in the reader – at times I found her fun and frivolous and at others I found myself annoyed with her for being so selfish or daft. I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened to her next and to discover whether she achieved the life she was trying so hard to accomplish. I will definitely read another of Madalyn Morgan’s books particularly as she has written about other members of the Dudley family. Having met one of the Dudley sisters, I would like to get to know the others too.
Applause is the second book in the four part story of the "Dudley" sisters, and again it is a lovely, easy read with a good story line and will keep you up at night, just wanting to find out what happens next, a real page turner as we follow Margaret through her hopes and dreams. Highly recommended
Love this book what a brilliant story from such a great writer, I love all books set around the wars be they fact or fiction as this was the latter, there was no disappointment first class all the way, so worth buying and for under two pounds you can't go wrong and won't be disappointed
The second book in the Dudley Sisters saga, this story focused on Margaret - Margot - in her desire to become a performing artist during WWII. It was very interesting to read about life in the theatre during that era. When I read the author's biography at the end of the book I imagined her calling upon her own life experiences as an actress, albeit they were later. I thought that Margot was rather selfish although a likeable character and her husband Bill was very tolerant. She has a choice to make though as the story progresses. I won't divulge more of the story as I am always wary of giving too much away when writing a review. Suffice to say I really enjoyed it as I did Foxden Acres. It is very interesting to follow the lives of the four sisters and their wartime experiences. I'll be adding the other two books to my to be read list.