The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphodite

  • by Beatrice Colin
  • Narrated by Jilly Bond
  • 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The debauched celebration of the cabaret era. The magical ascent of cinema. The deprivations of World War I and the build up to World War II. Set against the rise and fall of Berlin and the innovations in art that accompanied it, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite brilliantly weaves together the story of orphan girl Lilly Nelly Aphrodite's remarkable journey from poverty to film stardom.


What the Critics Say

"Absorbing... Deftly capture(s) the era's sense of frenzied invention and seductive promise." (The New York Times Book Review)


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The Angela's Ashes of between wars Berlin

A fabulous look at film, cabaret and porn as infant industries in Pre WW2 Berlin.
Once in a while a book comes along which immerses the reader in REAL people, REAL circumstances and a REAL environment and leaves the reader richer or the experience. This is one of them. In my opinion, Beatrice Colin had done for Berlin what Frank McCourt did for Limerick.
Lilly's life is absolutely fascinating and a full, vivid, colourful picture of 'between the wars' Berlin. By the time I'd finished this book I really had a better understanding of some of the elements which brought about WW2.
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- Lesley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2009
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd