To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. “How did you know what was happening?” Mr. Camden leaned back in his chair, his hat in his lap. The Address. I read The Masterpiece first and loved that, so went straight on to the next book by the same author. The title is cleverly drawn from a review of the building following its opening in 1885 in which the reviewer stated that “the Dakota will undoubtedly be known as ‘The Address’ of New York’s West Side.” But there is no need for further mention of the incident. As in Tattooist, the writing itself is workmanlike at best and often overwrought. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Mr. Birmingham had instructed Sara that all of the Camdens’ needs be anticipated, as the wife was the daughter of a baron. “The Address Book is a deeply-researched dive into the surprising histories and meanings that lie behind the seemingly mundane way we name our streets and number our houses and buildings. Expert writing by Fiona Davis, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2017, Beautifully written with historical content a great book. Camden. I stood to get some air and saw her climb up.”“The girl was supposed to be watching the twins while Mrs. Camden was out. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is centered on the Camden family. As this building passes from generation to generation, within the Camden family, more questions are raised and more answers are found. As she grew closer, she realized the child was singing to herself. But thank you. And frankly, with several ending detail scenes- it became like a long term soap opera series that jumped the shark. I simply want to figure out a way to thank you.”“There is no need. Last year, author Fiona Davis published her wonderful debut, The Dollhouse, rich in history about the Barbizon Hotel in NYC. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet and iOS and Android devices. “Yes. I'd more accurately give this 3.5 stars, but it didn't rise to the level of a full 4. THE ADDRESS, by Fiona Davis, however, succeeds where many other dual period novels fail; both story lines are fully developed and equally compelling. Throughout this eye-opening book, the author clearly demonstrates that package deliveries constitute a minuscule part of the significance of addresses—not only today, but throughout human history. Sara held out one hand, palm up, and began humming the same tune softly. “I’m afraid I’m not acquainted with his name.”“He’s taking New York City by storm. “Mrs. That hot June afternoon, after patrolling the halls and basement to break up any assignations, she retreated to her office on the sixth floor to double-check the laundry bills. “I’m assisting the construction of an apartment house in New York City.”“You’re an architect?”He beamed. Their budding relationship remains hidden from his wife and children as they bond, it turns passionate and a crime is committed. 4.5/10 (2.5 stars rounded up). To see what your friends thought of this book. Fast forward to 1980's and Bailey ends up hired to remodel one of the apartments in the Dakota. Her cousin, Melinda, set to take over the family riches, hires her to orchestrate the renovation of the building and Bailey learns of her architect relative’s murder by a crazy lady named Sara. You broke the fall. This is my second Fiona Davis book and I really like her. This book bounces between 1884 and 1985. The sight of a child teetering on the window ledge of room 510 turned Sara’s world upside down. This meeting presents Sara with an incredible job opportunity, and she sails from London to New York City to manage The Dakota, a soon-to-be opened apartment house. I liked reading about the Dakota, a building I've always wanted to visit but I don't generally like dual timeline stories. The child buried her head in her mother’s shoulder, weeping again. THE ADDRESS – A NOVEL. The Dakota, was a newly built grand structure. Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2018. The Address Fiona Davis, 2017 Penguin Publishing 368 pp. It’s the least I could do, after what you did for my family today. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. It wouldn’t do for Mr. Birmingham to overhear them calling her Sara. They hit the ground together in an awkward tangle of limbs and petticoats, the girl practically sitting on Sara’s lap. “Mama!” the girl demanded, then shook her head. Praise for The Address “A delicious tale of love, lies and madness.”—People Magazine “The Address is compelling, historically minded fiction with unexpected—and entertaining—twists and turns...the novel delights...”—Ms. What if Mr. Birmingham had sent him up here as some kind of a test? Sara and Bailey are both sy. She looked across the courtyard and there, one floor below, a flash of flesh caughther eye, a chubby arm with fingers that grasped the edge of the sill. She’d never had a hotelguest in her small office, and he was so tall he took up much of the space. Can anyone recommend other similar books with two storylines of the same situation? This is an engaging work of historical fiction and a great travel read if you want to escape for a few hours. But still no one came. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I look forward to reading more from Fion. Walter, one of the porters, and Mabel, the floor’s chambermaid, appeared by Sara’s side, breathing heavily. Mrs. Theodore Camden. The child, as if realizing the heightened emotions of the grown-ups around her, began to wail. A lullaby about being on a treetop. That morning, she’d been called into the manager’s office and reprimanded for not being harsh enough on her charges. And then several years later I ended up becoming a good friend of a long time owner of one of the largest of the existing apartments. Once the door was closed behind them, Sara exhaled with relief. The woman’s profile was precise, her coloring fair other than thick black lashes that framed hazel eyes. My name is Mr. Theodore Camden.” His accent was American, his voice a warm tenor. As for the book, I thought it brought to life what the Dakota is and was. When they should have been straightening the rooms, she’d more often than not find them giggling in the hallways or flirting with the boys delivering tea trays or flowers. A quick, enjoyable read. THE ADDRESS BOOK What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power By Deirdre Mask. It's a magical place. The novel is ostensibly based on a true story, but a central element in the book—Cilka’s sexual relationship with the SS officers—has been challenged by the Auschwitz Memorial Research Center and by the real Cilka’s stepson, who says it is false. • The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power is published by Profile. Having recently turned thirty, Sara didn’t feel young in the least, not that she’d ever acted that way. “I don’t know.” Sara took a step into the room, walking as if the floor might give out at any point. “I’m sorry, Mr. Birmingham, I will be tougher on the girls.”. She shifted in her seat. It has the requisite events that echo through the decades. But there was enough to keep her busy until then. Sara willed the child away from danger. As the renovation proceeds, Bailey discovers family secrets that change the course of everyone 's lives. “If they’re difficult, give them a slap. The nanny took Lula from her arms and set about calming the girl down, avoiding her employer’s eyes. Welcome back. The woman from the 1880s seemed to fall into bed rather easily for a woman from that era. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. She was depressed, because she knew her husband did not love her and ignored her. August 1st 2017 Sara’s employer was short and had the poor luck to have a torso shaped like a chicken egg with a double yolk. At the moment, the elite of New York reside in brownstones, equivalent to your terrace houses, with one family per abode. May I help you, sir?” He was clearly a hotel guest, dressed in a fitted, bespoke suit with a Broadway silk hat tucked under one arm. The Dakota apartment building on the Upper West Side provides a link between two women one hundred years apart. He was caught up in the moment, an impulsive American like many others she’d encountered at the Langham. Why, we’re even keeping a tailor and baker on staff. “Of course, ma’am.” Sara nodded to Walter and Mabel and led the way out of the room. I’ll come back later.”“That’s fine, Edwina.”“Edwina, my mother’s name.” Mr. Camden swiveled around and gave the girl a smile. The girl, shrieking, flew off the ledge, inside, to safety. I say, you wouldn’t want to work at the Dakota, would you?” Her cup clattered against the saucer. “Is there anything else we can do, Mrs. Camden?” asked Sara. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Just what I was in the mood for...a dual timeline historical fiction that alternates between 1885 and 1985. Sara was unsure how to proceed. Address Book Overview. I enjoyed this story and recommend it highly. Something else was driving his line of inquiry. “How do you manage up here, with this insufferable heat?”. 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