Book: An Awfully Big Adventure: A Novel

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An Awfully Big Adventure: A Novel

Author: Beryl Bainbridge
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Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers

This provocative and compelling novel by one of Britian’s leading writers tells the darkly humorous tale of Stella, a star-struck, teenaged actress caught in the backstage intrigue of a 1950s Liverpool theater repertory company. Stella romances the director of a production of Peter Pan with consequences that would be uproariously funny if they were not so dire. The play becomes a metaphor for the darker side of youth as Stella is drawn into very adult mayhem.

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An Awfully Big Adventure

Mike Newell

Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman star in director Mike Newell’s (Four Weddings and a Funeral) engaging comedy about a star-struck young girl lured into the grown-up world of the theater. From a crush on the company’s heartless director to her first sexual encounter with the show’s biggest star, young Stella Bradshaw quickly discovers what it takes to make it in the theater. An intriguing blend of comedy and passion, this provocative story is a hilarious look at what really goes on when the lights go down.

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