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The Continuity Girl

(2018)
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1969. Hollywood descends on a tiny Scottish village for the making of Billy Wilder's most ambitious picture yet: a sprawling epic detailing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. But the formidable director and his crew soon come into conflict with Jim Outhwaite, a young scientist seeking evidence for monsters.

2014. Stuck just a short walk from the East London street where she grew up, ambitious Film Studies lecturer Gemma MacDonald is restless and hungry for change. A job offer in the Highlands seems to offer escape - but only at a cost to her relationships with family and an equally ambitious American boyfriend.

Then a lost print of Gemma's favourite film turns up, and with it, an idea...
Two stories, separated by 45 years, are set on collision course - on the surface of Loch Ness, under the shadow of a castle - by the reappearance of the continuity girl herself: April Bloom.

"A wistfully entertaining romantic comedy spanning forty years of social and cinematic history, which offers an homage to one of Billy Wilder's greatest films and does it proud." - Jonathan Coe

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wistfully entertaining romantic comedy." - Jonathan Coe


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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Continuity Girl
Author(s): Patrick Kincaid
ISBN: 1-911586-98-X / 978-1-911586-98-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unbound Digital
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Continuity Girl
Author(s): Patrick Kincaid
Publisher: Unbound Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU