Susie Boyt is the author of six acclaimed novels and the much-loved memoir My Judy Garland Life
which was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize, staged at the Nottingham Playhouse and serialised on BBC Radio 4. Her latest novel, Love and Fame
, is the story of the first year of a marriage. Eve a nervous young actress from a powerful theatrical dynasty has found herself married to an international expert on anxiety called Jim. Could it work? Should it work? Must the show always go on? This is a highly-strung comedy about love, fame, grief, show business and the depths of the gutter press.
Linda Grant is the author of multiple bestselling novels and non-fiction including The Clothes On Their Backs, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, When I Lived in Modern Times, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Upstairs at the Party and most recently The Dark Circle, shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. The Dark Circle tells the story of Lenny and Miriam, who are twins living in postwar London who contract tuberculosis and are whisked away to a sanitorium. The other patients they encounter include an aristocrat, a young university grad, a mysterious German woman and an American merchant seaman with big ideas about love and rebellion. They're not the only ones whose lives will be changed forever...
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