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Buy Lucky Break by Esther Freud for Mumsnet Book Group Webchat

Bloomsbury Institute

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 from 21:00 to 22:00 (BST)

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Buy Lucky Break by Esther Freud and read it in preparation for the Mumsnet Book Group Webchat on March 27th at 9pm. When you order the book via Eventbrite, Bloomsbury Publishing will post you a copy  with free postage and packaging.

Lucky Break is a fresh new departure for Esther Freud, whose novels – from Hideous Kinky to Love Falls  – are read and loved worldwide. This stunning novel draws upon Esther’s time at drama school before becoming a novelist and is rich with her lucid observation of human nature. Her characters are so real, they feel like friends and this novel is a modern-day Cinderella story with a twist and an absolute joy to read.

It is their first day at Drama Arts, and the circle of huddled, nervous students are told in no uncertain terms that here, unlike at any other drama school, they will be taught to Act. To Be. To exist in their own world on the stage. But outside is the real world - a pitiless, alluring place in which each of them in their most fervent dreams, hopes to flourish and excel.

Nell, insecure and dumpy, wonders if she will ever be cast as anything other than the maid. She’ll never compete, she knows this, with the multitude of confident, long-legged beauties thronging the profession-most notably Charlie, whose effortless ascendance is nothing less than she expects. While Dan, ambitious and serious, has his sights fixed on Hamlet, as well as on fiery, rebellious Jemma.

Over the following decade these young actors will grapple with haphazard tours, illogical auditions, unobtainable agents, deluxe caravans, rocky relationships and red-carpet premieres. This dazzling new novel from Esther Freud uncovers a world of ruthless ambition, uncertain alliances and the many-sided holy grail of Success.

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The Bloomsbury Institute hosts unmissable talks, events and salons for book lovers, academics and aspiring writers at Bloomsbury's stunning central London premises. Featuring the most exciting voices and worldwide bestselling authors published by Bloomsbury in conversation with today’s top commentators and opinion-shapers, we create an unforgettable night out for bookish types in the heart of literary London. Past guests have included Margaret Atwood, William Boyd, Elizabeth Gilbert, Meg Rosoff, Oliver Ford Davies, Willy Russell, Carlos Acosta, Peter Frankopan, Khaled Hosseini and more! See our upcoming events and join our guest list for event invites and special offers.    


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