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Online Meet The Author Event - Susana Aikin

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Do you love historical fiction? This is the perfect chance to connect with Susana Aikin and ask her as many questions as you like!

We Shall See the Sky Sparkling is Susana's debut novel and follows the life of a young woman who defies her father and leaves home to become an actress. In 1897 Manchester, England, 17-year-old Lily Throop travels to London, where she finds work as an actress at the Imperial Theatre. Lily is eventually cast in a leading role, though she must also endure the erratic and abusive behaviour of her fellow actor and mentor, Herbert Wade. Though Lily enjoys the freedom to make her own life and career decisions, her success is threatened when scandal surrounding her relationship with stagehand Chut leads her to flee England and join a theatre group in St. Petersburg in pre-revolutionary Russia. While in St. Petersburg, Lily falls under the spell of aristocrat and revolutionary Sergei Nikolayevich. Their passionate relationship is complicated by the fact that he is married and by his belief that his revolutionary plans are more important than his relationship with Lily. Ultimately, Lily must decide whether to stay with him and continue their relationship despite the danger he faces.


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