Acting Up

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Arrow, 2008 - Actresses - 352 pages
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large ego must be in want of a woman to cut him down to size...

When journalist Jasmin Field lands the coveted role of Elizabeth Bennet in a one-off fundraising adaptation of Pride and Prejudice she discovers that the play's director, Hollywood heart-throb Harry Noble, is every bit as obnoxious as she could have hoped. Which means a lot of material for her column. And a lot of fun in rehearsals.

And then disaster strikes. Jazz's best friend abandons her for a man not worthy to buy her chocolate, her family starts to crumble before her eyes and her award-winning column hits the skids. Worse still, Harry Noble keeps staring at her. As the lights dim, the audience hush and Jazz awaits her cue, she realises two very important things, one: she can't remember her lines, and two: Harry Noble looks amazing in breeches...

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User Review  - January_F - LibraryThing

In a word, this book was "Lovely" - that's the word that immediately popped to mind when I finished it. Fun story, good characters, and a different setting for Pride & Prejudice. I think the one thing ... Read full review

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User Review  - goldnyght - LibraryThing

I was a little hesitant to read this book: who could write P&P better than Austen herself? But Nathan managed to keep the original story running along side a highly modernized (and subtle) version. Two thumbs up! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Melissa Nathan is the author of the bestsellers The Nanny, The Waitress and The Learning Curve. Sadly she died in 2006, aged thirty-seven. A new literary award, The Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance was established in 2007 in her honour. She is survived by her husband, Andrew, and young son, Sam.

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