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Happy little bluebirds, Louise Levene

Label
Happy little bluebirds
Title
Happy little bluebirds
Statement of responsibility
Louise Levene
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For fans of Muriel Spark, a dazzling novel about a young woman thrust into in the opulent world of 1940s Hollywood, where dirty dealings, undercover agents and off-camera romances abound. It is September 1940, and recently widowed Evelyn has been plucked from her humdrum civil service job in Woking and transported to the opulent world of wartime Hollywood. Young, bright and fluent in nine languages, she is to assist the British Colonel Peyton, who has secretly been trying to persuade an Anglo-Hungarian producer to create war propaganda. However, when Evelyn arrives, Peyton has been called to Bermuda and she finds herself isolated and adrift in new world which is dazzling and baffling in equal measure. Kitted out with an expensive new wardrobe and given a chic hairdo, Evelyn is free to reinvent herself far from the war-ravaged shores of England. But Hollywood, for all its luxury, is a dangerous place for an outsider, and potential threats both international and personal lurk around every corner. Happy Little Bluebirds has all the allure, glamour and intrigue of a golden age Hollywood film. Packed with meticulous historical research which is handled with a light, deft touch, Louise Levene brings her acerbic, whip-smart wit to a glittering period in recent history
Summary
It is September 1940, and recently widowed Evelyn has been plucked from her humdrum civil service job in Woking and transported to the opulent world of wartime Hollywood. Young, bright and fluent in nine languages, she is to assist the British Colonel Peyton, who has secretly been trying to persuade an Anglo-Hungarian producer to create war propaganda. However, when Evelyn arrives, Peyton has been called to Bermuda and she finds herself isolated and adrift in new world which is dazzling and baffling in equal measure. Kitted out with an expensive new wardrobe and given a chic hairdo, Evelyn is free to reinvent herself far from the war-ravaged shores of England. But Hollywood, for all its luxury, is a dangerous place for an outsider, and potential threats both international and personal lurk around every corner.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659465
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levene, Louise
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • British
  • Motion picture industry
  • Nineteen forties
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Happy little bluebirds, Louise Levene
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062957709
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781408896471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013741756
Label
Happy little bluebirds, Louise Levene
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062957709
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781408896471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013741756

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