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Allen ( Promises , Destinies) has written a Hollywood saga of a legendary actress, Beatrice Crane, and her two lifelong loves, Bobby Bradley and Hank Donovan. Determined to be a dancer, Bea gets her start at 14 on Broadway and moves on to Hollywood musicals, teaming up with fellow hoofer Bradley. At the peak of their popularity Bea is savagely beaten by a jealous actor. Unable to dance again, she marries director Donovan, who is devoted to her despite his homosexuality. Donovan pushes her into dramatic roles, which open a new Oscar-winning career for her. Allen's attempt to evoke the Hollywood atmosphere of the 1930s and 1940s is a bit heavy-handed, but the book picks up power in the last half as Bea deals with an increasingly estranged daughter who writes a Mommie Dearest- type memoir. Sure to be popular. Marcia L. Perry, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: Time/Steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN: 0-297-79055-2 / 978-0-297-79055-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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June 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Time/Steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN: 0-689-11773-6 / 978-0-689-11773-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Time/steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN: 0-00-223051-8 / 978-0-00-223051-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Not Applicable
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Paperback Editions

December 1986 : USA Paperback
Title: Time/Steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale-Allen
ISBN: 1-892738-30-9 / 978-1-892738-30-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Island Nation Press
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October 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: Time/Steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN: 0-14-009400-8 / 978-0-14-009400-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Time/Steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN: 0-425-09807-9 / 978-0-425-09807-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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1987 : UK Paperback
Title: Time/steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN: 0-00-223167-0 / 978-0-00-223167-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Not Applicable
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Time/Steps
Author(s): Charlotte Vale-Allen
Publisher: Island Nation Press LLC
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