Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility (Paperback)

£8.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
£8.99
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.
£8.99
Same Day Delivery
Check available postcodes.

W1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2

Not available after 11:59 BST
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

'Fabulous' Observer

'Achingly stylish' Guardian

'Irresistible' Daily Telegraph

'Gripping' The Sunday Times





In a jazz bar on the last night of 1937,

watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble,

there were certain things Katey Kontent knew:



the location of every old church in Manhattan

how to sneak into the cinema

how to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a year

and that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine.



By the end of the year she'd learned:



how to live like a redhead

and insist upon the very best;

that riches can turn to rags in the trip of a heartbeat,

chance encounters can be fated, and the word 'yes' can be a poison.



That's how quickly New York City comes about, like a weathervane, or the head of a cobra. Time tells which.







'A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful - and desperate for a martini.' Stylist



'Elegance and hardship drip off the page' Daily Mail

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 05/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9781444708875  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Amor Towles has written fiction which has appeared in The Paris Review. This is his first novel. He lives in New York.

See our Author Page for Amor Towles

More books by Amor Towles

Customer Reviews

Couldn't agree less with other review. Loved this book, deeply moving and very evocative of the style of the era

- 03/12/2013
Report this Review

Lightweight nonsense that looks to other (better) books and films for its weakly plotted storylines. It lacks substance and style. Try Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos, the period is a little earlier but the read is so much more satisfying. I want to give it no stars but can't.

- 15/02/2012
Report this Review
Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Scandalous, the Victoria Woodhull...
(Hardback)
Neal H Katz
 
 
£21.95
 

Currently out of stock

Scandalous, the Victoria Woodhull...
(Paperback)
Neal H Katz
 
 
£13.95
 

Currently out of stock

A Parting Glass
(Paperback)
Tess Banion; Paul Flinders
 
 
£19.95
 

Currently out of stock

Aaron Seven - Apocalypse Moon
(Paperback)
Dennis Chamberland
 
 
£14.99
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
An extract from The Fire This Time
18/04/2018

Edited by National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time is a collection of essays and poems exploring black experience in modern-day America, in a response to James Baldwin's groundbreaking 1963 essay collection The Fire Next Time.

Swither, Shoogle, Wheesht - Kirsty Logan on the language of The Gloaming
17/04/2018

Kirsty Logan's second novel, The Gloaming, is a swirling tale threaded through with magic, heartbreak, love and mermaids. It is studded with evocative but perhaps unfamiliar words, adding atmosphere, mood and expression. Exclusively for Foyles, she has written about some of these Scottish words, that head up each chapter of the book.

Rose's Dress of Dreams
13/04/2018

The latest in Barrington Stoke's Little Gems series for younger readers tells the story of dressmaker to the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Its author Katherine Woodfine tells us about her inspiration for the book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd