The Resource An awfully big adventure

An awfully big adventure

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An awfully big adventure
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An awfully big adventure
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Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In postwar Liverpool, a teenager joins a theater troupe to escape her working-class life-and is drawn into a darker world. From one of Britain's best-loved novelists, this is the story of Stella Bradshaw, an orphaned sixteen-year-old with dreams of getting out of her boardinghouse in the slums. Unwilling to resign herself to a job at Woolworth's, she finds a place at the Liverpool Repertory Company instead. She quickly falls head over heels for the rundown theater's dissolute director, Meredith Potter, but he has no interest in her. And Stella is too naèive to understand why. As she tries to gain experience with other colleagues in the hope of one day seducing Meredith, the director is faced with a crisis when a cast member is injured just as the company's production of Peter Pan is about to open. The replacement is an older man, a war hero and a prominent actor-and he's instantly drawn to Stella. But while the romance that follows may be innocent, its implications are far from wholesome. Named by the Times (London) as one of the "fifty greatest British writers since 1945," author Beryl Bainbridge portrays working-class England in the aftermath of World War II with her signature dark humor and dry wit. Adapted into a 1995 film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, An Awfully Big Adventure is an atmospheric historical novel about the loss of innocence with a definitively modern-and chilling-twist.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author's estate
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791.43/72
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong, Peter Firth, Prunella Scales, Rita Tushingham, Alan Cox, Edward Petherbridge, Nicola Pagett, Carol Drinkwater, Clive Merrison, Gerard McSorley
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  • 1942-
  • 1932-2020
  • 1953-
  • 1942-
  • 1970-
  • 1936-
  • 1932-2010
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  • Newell, Mike
  • Wood, Charles
  • Heath, Hilary
  • Hinchcliffe, Philip
  • Rickman, Alan
  • Grant, Hugh
  • Cates, Georgina
  • Armstrong, Alun
  • Firth, Peter
  • Scales, Prunella
  • Tushingham, Rita
  • Cox, Alan
  • Petherbridge, Edward
  • Pagett, Nicola
  • Drinkwater, Carol
  • Merrison, Clive
  • McSorley, Gerard
  • Hartley, Richard
  • Bergin, Joan
  • Geraghty, Mark
  • Gregory, Jon
  • Pope, Dick
  • Bainbridge, Beryl
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  • Theatrical companies
  • Teenage girls
  • Actresses
  • Liverpool (England)
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adult
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An awfully big adventure
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online resource
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  • cr
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781504039413
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11704041
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remote
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11704041
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
An awfully big adventure
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11704041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11704041
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11704041
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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