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Lucky Break

(2011)
A novel by

 
It is their first day at Drama Arts, and the circle of huddled, nervous students are told in no uncertain terms that here, unlike at any other drama school, they will be taught to Act. To Be. To exist in their own world on the stage. But outside is the real world - a pitiless, alluring place in which each of them in their most fervent dreams, hopes to flourish and excel. Nell, insecure and dumpy, wonders if she will ever be cast as anything other than the maid. She'll never compete, she knows this, with the multitude of confident, long-legged beauties thronging the profession-most notably Charlie, whose effortless ascendance is nothing less than he expects. While Dan, ambitious and serious, has his sights fixed on Hamlet, as well as on fiery, rebellious Jemma. Over the following decade these young actors will grapple with haphazard tours, illogical auditions, unobtainable agents, deluxe caravans, rocky relationships and red-carpet premieres. This dazzling new novel from Esther Freud uncovers a world of ruthless ambition, uncertain alliances and the many-sided holy grail of Success.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Esther Freud's Lucky Break


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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Lucky Break
Author(s): Esther Freud
ISBN: 1-4448-0748-X / 978-1-4448-0748-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Lucky Break
Author(s): Esther Freud
ISBN: 1-4088-2171-0 / 978-1-4088-2171-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Lucky Break
Author(s): Esther Freud
ISBN: 1-4088-2692-5 / 978-1-4088-2692-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Lucky Break: A Novel
Author(s): Esther Freud
ISBN: 1-60819-690-9 / 978-1-60819-690-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Lucky Break
Author(s): Esther Freud
ISBN: 1-4088-0582-0 / 978-1-4088-0582-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: Lucky Break
Author(s): Esther Freud
ISBN: 1-4458-1208-8 / 978-1-4458-1208-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lucky Break: A Novel
Author(s): Esther Freud
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Lucky Break
Author(s): Esther Freud
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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