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The Continuity Girl

By (author) Patrick Kincaid
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Unbound, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Unbound Digital
Published: 9th Mar 2018
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm d 30mm
Weight: 318g
ISBN-10: 191158698X
ISBN-13: 9781911586982
Barcode No: 9781911586982
Synopsis
1969. Hollywood descends on a tiny Scottish village for the making of Billy Wilder's most ambitious picture yet: a sprawling epic detailing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. But the formidable director and his crew soon come into conflict with Jim Outhwaite, a young scientist seeking evidence for monsters. 2014. Stuck just a short walk from the East London street where she grew up, ambitious Film Studies lecturer Gemma MacDonald is restless and hungry for change. A job offer in the Highlands seems to offer escape - but only at a cost to her relationships with family and an equally ambitious American boyfriend. Then a lost print of Gemma's favourite film turns up, and with it, an idea... Two stories, separated by 45 years, are set on collision course - on the surface of Loch Ness, under the shadow of a castle - by the reappearance of the continuity girl herself: April Bloom.

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"A wistfully entertaining romantic comedy spanning forty years of social and cinematic history, which offers a hommage to one of Billy Wilder's greatest films and does it proud." - Jonathan Coe