Welcome to Flanagans
Welcome to FlanagansÅsa Hellberg
Introducing WELCOME TO FLANAGANS, the first in a new series set in London and Sweden, by the 800 000-copy bestselling author Åsa Hellberg
Welcome to Flanagans, where anything can, and will happen! Step into the jet set lifestyle of the 1960’s, where aristocrats and business men meet, and where the absence of an invitation to one of Linda Lansing’s glamorous and mythical parties, could mean your social downfall.
But inside, Linda doesn’t feel all that glamorous. As a woman, as a Swede, she is an outsider in this world. She has struggled to rise from her humble beginning as a little girl in a cottage in Fjällbacka on the Swedish West coast, to becoming the owner and head of the most prestigious hotel in London: The Flanagans. Many years have passed since she took ownership of the hotel after her father died, but her begrudging cousins still plot her demise, and she is starting to wonder if it’s really worth all the sacrifices. Is this happiness? Is this enough?
Downstairs, in the kitchens, we meet Elinor and Emma who dream about a better life. Elinor’s Swedo-Jamaican heritage makes it harder for her to break the racial barriers of the time, but she will get the chance of a lifetime when Linda promotes her to manager of the hotel, a decision which isn’t entirely popular. Emma, has a different dream, of being entirely free, hungry for everything that life has to offer—a kind of life that she has only read about in books. But when both Elinor and Emma meet the charming Lansing cousin Sebastian, their lives and everything the have fought for will be turned upside-down.
One woman. One Hotel. Everything to play for.