|Title:||An Awfully Big Adventure: A Novel|
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|Publisher:||Harpercollins; First American edition (February 1, 1991)|
Beryl Bainbridge writes a great book that masquerades as pure black comedy, while providing an enduring snapshot of life after the war as people of all persuasions lived on their wits to get by and get on. A book much deeper than first impressions might indicate. An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge was the second book I'd read by this writer. The first one was The Bottle Factory Outing which I enjoyed, so I came to An Awfully Big Adventure with high hopes. An Awfully Big Adventure is set in a 1950s Liverpool repertory company. Repertory and regional theatre can be a wonderful setting for a novel: all the petty feuding, the power struggles, the thwarted ambitions etc. It's society in microcosm.
An Awfully Big Adventure. An Awfully Big Adventure. The trombone player, thinking they’d returned to collect a ration book left with the landlady, had remained outside in Faulkner Square, puffing on a cigar. He’d wound up the window when the bells of the Anglican cathedral began to ring for morning service and missed altogether the commotion inside the boarding-house
An Awfully Big Adventure is a novel written by Beryl Bainbridge. It was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1990 and adapted as a movie in 1995. The story was inspired by Bainbridge's own experiences working at the Liverpool Playhouse in her youth. Set in working-class England right after World War II, the story observes sexual politics amongst a troupe of actors working at a shabby regional playhouse.
I’ll finish with a final quote, one that conveys something of the atmosphere of England in the early ‘50s, a time when the fallout from WW2 was still visible for all to see.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading An Awfully Big Adventure: A Novel. In Stella Bradshaw, a teenage aspiring actress from the slums of Liverpool, Bainbridge limns a tough but beguiling character. She also deftly conveys the atmosphere of 1950s England, still grimly bomb-cratered, coping with food rationing and the visible casualties of maimed veterans. Originally published in 1989, Bainbridge draws upon some of her own experiences as an actor around that time. Gone is Priestley's enjoyable, rather sentimental approach.
It was the second of her works – the first was Young Adolf, which appeared in 1978 – to move outside her own experience, the girlhood and young womanhood she had refashioned for her fiction in books such as The Dressmaker and The Bottle Factory Outing. Interested readers may wish to turn to Psiche Hughes’s handsome little book Beryl Bainbridge: Artist, Writer, Friend for a better sense of just how accomplished she was. This is not, however, a literary or an artistic biography, though it is conscientious and detailed and tries to be fair and kind. It is at pains to correct some of the stories Bainbridge told about herself and those around her during her life. View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In postwar Liverpool, a teenager joins a theater troupe to escape her working-class life-and is drawn into a darker world. Adapted into a 1995 film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, An Awfully Big Adventure is an atmospheric historical novel about the loss of innocence with a definitively modern-and chilling-twist. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author’s estate. From Publishers Weekly. Jun 28, 1993 – This novel of the theater scene in 1950s Liverpool follows a young actress who becomes romantically involved with a director.
About An Awfully Big Adventure - It is 1950 and the Liverpool reporatory theatre company is rehearsing its Christmas production of Peter Pan, a story. These are the most recent 10 blog posts about An Awfully Big Adventure in JacketFlap's Children's Publishing Blog Reader. Fiction, Psychological.