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The Other Side of the Stars

Clemency Burton-Hill

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The ultimate 'guilty pleasure' classy commercial read - a dramatic, romantic, completely addictive story of a young actress and a life in the spotlight.

An unforgettable story of a young woman striving to find herself amidst the glitz and glamour of the film world.

Actress Lara Latner is enjoying a golden summer - her new play is the toast of London's West End, and she and her boyfriend Alex are setting up their first home together. But when her agent calls with an extraordinary opportunity - her potential break into Hollywood - she is plunged into turmoil. For the part, the lead in an American remake of a classic French film, is the role that made her mother, tragic actress Eve Lacloche, a legend. Lara does not know what to do. How can she bear to leave Alex, and their precious home for the months of the shoot? How can she ever hope to measure up to Eve's luminous performance? But perhaps it is only by stepping into her mother's shadow that Lara can hope to truly understand her, and to lay the past to rest.

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Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill, MBE, is an award-winning broadcaster, podcaster, author, journalist and musician. At BBC Radio 3's Breakfast Show she welcomed a new audience to classical music, and for over a decade she was also host of BBC's Culture Show, the Proms, Young Musician of the Year, Classical Fix and other flagship arts programmes. Her journalism has appeared in the Economist, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer and Vogue and she is the author of four books.

An award-winning violinist, Clemency has performed all over the world under leading conductors including Daniel Barenboim. She is the co-founder of Aurora Orchestra and a patron of various arts and education charities, including Music Masters.

She survived a catastrophic brain haemorrhage in 2020, and now campaigns to improve recovery for those affected by brain injury. A native of London, UK, Clemency currently lives with her family in Washington, DC.

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