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    Debutantes: In Love – Cora Harrison

    “Poppy and Baz had been playing New Orleans rhythms for an hour, but now there was silence in the little cottage. They sat gazing into the fire, sitting side by side together on the large, old sofa – threadbare, but beautifully soft and deep. Baz propped his bass against the table, there Poppy had lid her clarinet. Music was Poppy’s security. Music had rescued her when the world had swirled into chaos on the death of her mother; it had brought order into that turmoil. Music had given her courage, but it was jazz that had set her free.” Its 1924 and the Derrington twins are hoping for their season.…

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    Debutantes – Cora Harrison

    “The girl’s face was perfectly framed by the russet beech leaves. The early spring sunlight lit creamy-white skin, a grecian nose, violet-blue eyes fringed with long black lashes, and a curtain of shimmering black hair.  The camera clicked and clicked again.”  The four Derrington sister – Violet, Poppy, Daisy and Rose – are used to not having it all. Following the death of their mother, their father left them under the charge of their Great-aunt Lizzie and when he lost a lot of his money in an Indian business venture that went wrong the girls were forced to live a lower class of life than their fathers Earl title suggests. …