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The Actress by Amy Sohn paints the rise and fall of a sordid Hollywood marriage

Told with slick pacing and seductive allure, Amy Sohn’s novel, The Actress charts the rise and fall of a Hollywood marriage. Sohn, who has written pilots for HBO and holds rank as a pop culture pundit on networks such as VH1 and MTV, uses her knowledge as a Hollywood insider to paint an astute portrait of a wide-eyed ingenue thrown into the abyss of the studio system. 229 more words


Recent Reads

Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmells was a model, flamenco dancer, diarist, bigamist and eroticist.

Nin didn’t discover erotica until after she was married, while staying in the house of a friend. 428 more words

Daytime Wanderings

In Daphne's Corner of Cornwall

On my walk ‘Strolling hand in hand with romance‘ I visited the church in which Daphne Du Maurier married Major Tommy “Boy” Browning in July, 1932. 475 more words

Historic Houses

On the trail of Daphne du Maurier

As I am in the resting phase of my career cycle, I thought it was high time I took a trip to Cornwall.

The ‘resting’ of which I speak – were my career to be represented in a handy pie-chart – I fear would constitute the main greedy wedge, with its ‘active and working’ counterpart the pie-slice equivalent of old Auntie May requesting ‘just the tiniest sliver of a sliver’ because of her catastrophically high cholesterol. 945 more words


Browse My Books & Recommended Reads

This post was inspired by my friend Vanessa who suggested doing a ‘tour of my bookcase’  blog. Of course I was happy to do so, as not only do I love reading, I also have a slightly odd fascination with bookshelves themselves. 781 more words

Don't Look Now - Rachel Reads

It was only a few weeks ago when I posted about the marvels of Daphne Du Maurier and how I was surprised that I had never heard of her. 435 more words