By Beryl Bainbridge
From one in every of Britain’s best-loved novelists, this can be the tale of Stella Bradshaw, an orphaned sixteen-year-old with desires of having out of her boardinghouse within the slums. Unwilling to surrender herself to a role at Woolworth’s, she unearths a spot on the Liverpool Repertory corporation instead.
She quick falls head over heels for the rundown theater’s dissolute director, Meredith Potter, yet he has no real interest in her. And Stella is simply too naïve to appreciate why. As she attempts to achieve event with different colleagues within the desire of 1 day seducing Meredith, the director is confronted with a difficulty whilst a solid member is injured simply because the company’s creation of Peter Pan is ready to open. The substitute is an older guy, a battle hero and a popular actor—and he’s immediately interested in Stella. yet whereas the romance that follows should be blameless, its implications are faraway from wholesome.
Named through the Times (London) as one of many “fifty maximum British writers due to the fact that 1945,” writer Beryl Bainbridge portrays working-class England within the aftermath of global warfare II along with her signature darkish humor and dry wit. tailored right into a 1995 movie starring Hugh supply and Alan Rickman, An exceptionally substantial Adventure is an atmospheric old novel in regards to the lack of innocence with a definitively modern—and chilling—twist.
This e-book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge together with infrequent pictures from the author’s estate.
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