By Kate Alcott
From the hot York occasions bestselling writer of The designer comes a blockbuster novel that takes you backstage of the filming of *Gone with the Wind*, whereas turning the highlight at the passionate romance among its speeding best guy, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.
When Julie Crawford leaves fortress Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she by no means imagines she’ll go paths with Carole Lombard, the incredible actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern fatherland. The younger girl has goals of changing into a screenwriter, however the simply activity Julie’s capable of finding is one within the studio exposure place of work of the notoriously tough manufacturer David O. Selznick, who's busy burning via administrators, writers, and funds as he movies long gone with the Wind.
even if tensions run excessive at the set, Julie reveals she will be able to step onto the again lot, take up the odor of smoky gunpowder and the smooth rustle of hoop skirts, and believe the mystical international of long gone with the Wind come to existence. Julie’s entry to real-life magic comes whilst Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invitations her into the glamorous international Carole stocks with Clark Gable, who's approximately to maneuver into motion picture background because the rushing Rhett Butler.
Carole Lombard, fortunately profane and uninhibited, makes no mystery of her courting with Gable, which poses anything of an issue for the studio simply because Gable is technically nonetheless married—and the very last thing the movie wishes is extra destructive exposure. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious newshounds, hoping to avoid information about the affair from slipping out. yet she will be able to slightly stay alongside of her blond organization, not to mention keep watch over what comes out of Carole’s mouth, and—as their friendship grows—Julie quickly reveals she doesn’t are looking to. Carole, either clever and humorous, turns into Julie’s version for breaking freed from the past.
within the ever-widening scope of this tale, Julie is given a front-row seat not to one yet of the best amorous affairs of all time: the indisputable on-screen chemistry among Scarlett and Rhett, and offscreen, the deepening love among Carole and Clark. but underneath the glossy façade, issues in Hollywood are by no means really what they appear, and Julie needs to learn how to stability her profession aspirations and her personal budding romance with the oversized personalities and overheated drama on set. shiny, romantic, and choked with previous Hollywood info, a marginally of Stardust will front, shock, and enjoyment.
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
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Author identify: Edward Rutherfurd
Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, most sensible identified lower than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, was once born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. expert in the neighborhood, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political examine, bookselling and publishing. After quite a few makes an attempt to jot down books and performs, he ultimately deserted his occupation within the e-book alternate in 1983, and back to his youth domestic to put in writing SARUM, a historic novel with a ten-thousand yr tale, set within the sector round the historic monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, while the e-book used to be released, it turned an rapid overseas bestseller, last 23 weeks at the ny instances Bestseller record. given that then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a singular of Russia; LONDON; THE wooded area, set in England's New woodland which lies nearby Sarum, and novels which hide the tale of eire from the time in advance of Saint Patrick to the 20 th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.
Edward has lived in London, long island, New Hampshire and eire. He presently divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.
Edward Rutherfurd is a lifestyles Member of the buddies of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the chums of Chawton condo, that is positioned in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the research of ladies writers. he's additionally a buyer of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.
In 2005, town of Salisbury venerated his providers to town by means of naming one of many streets top off its medieval industry position 'Rutherfurd Walk'.
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This dragon, they say his eyes are fire. His breath a white gas; you can see him burn across the dark lands. He runs with sulphur and thunder and kindles the grass. Sheep panic and die insane. Women deliver forth monsters. The dragon's fury is such that tower walls shake back to dust. His victims, at sunrise, are strewn hither and thither on the hills. ' 'More than enough! ' 'No, no,' whispered the second man, eyes shut. 'On this moor is no Time, is only Forever. I feel if I ran back on the road the town would be gone, the people yet unborn, things changed, the castles unquarried from the rocks, the timbers still uncut from the forests; don't ask how I know, the moor knows, and tells me.
Others? Yes, there were others. He could breakfast most congenially on Caravaggio still-lifes of autumn pears and midnight plums. For lunch: those fire-squirting, thick-wormed Van Gogh sunflowers, those blooms a blind man might read with one rush of scorched fingers down fiery canvas. But the great feast? The paintings he saved his palate for? There, filling the horizon, like Neptune risen, crowned with limewood, alabaster, coral, paintbrushes clenched like tridents in horn-nailed fists, and with fishtail vast enough to fluke summer showers out over all Gibraltar — who else but the creator of Girl Before a Mirror and Guernica.
The clothing store! The suit! ' Yelling, everyone ran from the pool-room. The woman's voice was still squeaking on the abandoned telephone. Martinez, left behind, reached out and hung the voice up. In the silence, he shook his head. 'Santos, what a dream! Six men,' he said, 'one suit. What will come of this? Madness? Debauchery? Murder? But I go with God. ' Martinez was young. He ran fast. Mr Shumway, of SHUMWAY'S SUNSHINE SUITS, paused while adjusting a tie-rack, aware of some subtle atmospheric change outside his establishment.