An Awfully Big Adventure

by Beryl Bainbridge | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349116156 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rillaith of Wokingham, Berkshire United Kingdom on 5/31/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Rillaith from Wokingham, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 31, 2006
It is 1950 and the Liverpool reporatory theatre company is rehearsing its Christmas production of Peter Pan, a story of childhood innocence and loss. Stella has been taken on as assistant stage manager and quickly becomes obsessed with Meredith, the dissolute director. But it is only when the celebrated O'Hara arrives to take the lead, that a different drama unfolds. In it, he and Stella are bound together in a past that neither dares to interpret.

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Reserved for the BCUK Extra Virtual Bookbox.
Selected by Twicky

Journal Entry 2 by Twicky from Twickenham, Middlesex United Kingdom on Saturday, June 10, 2006
Received as part of the BCUK Extra VBB. Thanks Rillaith!

Journal Entry 3 by Twicky from Twickenham, Middlesex United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Picked this up in the 2008 A title swap.

Quite enjoyed this short tale, which transported me to the world of the theatre in 1950. I found the descriptions and imagery quite vivid and could well image myself transported into Stella's shoes (even though that would need a sex-change too). Probably time to stop this review now:)

So now it's ready to pass on to Wubbaducky.

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