The Forgotten Lies, By Kerry Jamieson

 

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The golden age of Hollywood is given the full treatment in Kerry Jamieson's entertaining story of a group of Warner Brother starlets caught up in the studio system.

In a house on Lantana Drive, young actresses Charlotte, Bee and Ivy are waiting to hear if they've landed the leading part in David O Selznick's upcoming epic, The Walls of Jericho. It's the break they've all been waiting for, but one of the girls is concealing a secret that the screen test has failed to pick up.

A confident and engaging storyteller, Jamieson, who is herself a screenwriter, evokes life in 1930s Los Angeles with style. Telling period detail and snappy dialogue adds to the novel's allure. Fans of The Artist will be able to enjoy catching up on life in the motion picture business ten years on.

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