Goodnight Lady Book Summary and Study Guide

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A fascinating and emotional tale of the life of Briony Cavangh from her impoverished childhood in the 1900s right through to her rise to notoriety in London's sleazy underworld from the 1920s right up to the 1960s. Through her career, she comes under threat from various London gangs eager to take over her lucrative business, and it seems that her twin sons want a piece of the action as well, resorting to extreme methods to muscle in. But there is a price to pay . . .
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization    -   Get treasure/money from another criminal Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   long lived adults Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning    -   rough sex    -   run over    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals)    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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