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The Other Side of the Stars

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January 2009 Debut of the Month.

This is one of those big, engrossing books that sits on your shoulder all the time you’re reading it, calling you back to it whenever you are forced to put it down and then staying with you long after you’ve finished it. It is the story of an acting family and a woman who takes the same part as her deceased mother took in the film’s remake. First time around the making of the film had a profound effect on the mother, now it seems the daughter may likewise suffer. An excellent read, highly recommended.

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The Other Side of the Stars by Clemency Burton-Hill

An unforgettable story of a young woman striving to find herself amidst the glitz and glamour of the film world. Actress Lara Latner is enjoying a golden summer - her new play is the toast of London's West End, and she and her boyfriend Alex are setting up their first home together. But when her agent calls with an extraordinary opportunity - her potential break into Hollywood - she is plunged into turmoil. For the part, the lead in an American remake of a classic French film, is the role that made her mother, tragic actress Eve Lacloche, a legend.

Lara does not know what to do. How can she bear to leave Alex, and their precious home for the months of the shoot? How can she ever hope to measure up to Eve's luminous performance? But perhaps it is only by stepping into her mother's shadow that Lara can hope to truly understand her, and to lay the past to rest.

About the Author

Clemency Burton-Hill is an actress, journalist and broadcaster. She is contributing editor for the Spectator, has written for many UK publications including the Observer, Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail and New Statesman, and appears regularly on arts and current affairs programmes including Question Time, Andrew Marr, and BBC Radios 3,4 and 5. She was a presenter at the BBC Proms and on the series Visionaries, and her recent acting credits include leading roles in Poirot, The Palace, and Party Animals. The Other Side of the Stars is her first novel.

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8th January 2009


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