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An Awfully Big Adventure

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1990

An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge
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'This is one of Bainbridge's best books. The close observation and hilarity are underlain by a sense of tragedy as deep as any in fiction' The Times


It is 1950 and the Liverpool repertory theatre company is rehearsing its Christmas production of Peter Pan, a story of childhood innocence and loss. Stella has been taken on as assistant stage manager and quickly becomes obsessed with Meredith, the dissolute director. But it is only when the celebrated O'Hara arrives to take the lead, that a different drama unfolds. In it, he and Stella are bound together in a past that neither dares to interpret.

Little, Brown Book Group; December 2010
ISBN 9780748125265
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Title: An Awfully Big Adventure
Author: Beryl Bainbridge
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