Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Book: Acting Up - Melissa Nathan

Blurb: 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...
Rating: *****
Review: A funny book based on the story line of Pride and Prejudice - if you loved that, you'll love this. It is a modern day interpretation of the story, which sticks really well to the plot of the original - I had fun recognising all the minor characters. I loved it.

It is a shame that Melissa Nathan died in 2007 and can write no more books. She was an excellent authoress.

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