Exit the Actress

MP3 CD
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: MP0127
Released: Sep 23, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461823698
Narrator/s: Charlotte Parry
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Description

Exit the Actress marks the promising debut of historical fiction author Priya Parmar. Following her discovery selling oranges outside of Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Ellen "Nell" Gwyn leaves behind a life of poverty to become a theatre star. Soon she is mistress to the libertine king Charles II. And though their love is true, gossip-mongers and court politics threaten to tear their romance apart. "This debut novel captures the glamorous world of the amoral court [of Charles II] and the struggle of the city."-Philippa Gregory, New York Times best-selling author

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Author(s): Priya Parmar
Genre: Romance

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CD
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Author(s): Priya Parmar
Narrator(s): Charlotte Parry
Genre: Romance
Product Number C5768
Released: Feb 17, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449849207
eAudio
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Author(s): Priya Parmar
Narrator(s): Charlotte Parry
Genre: Romance
Product Number Z00104
Released: May 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461825296
eBook
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Author(s): Priya Parmar
Product Number EB00576287
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: #9781439171189

Professional reviews

"Parmar's innovative blend of fact and fiction will delight listeners as Charlotte Parry narrates actress Nell Gwyn's life story. Told though faux journal entries, gazette gossip columns, playbills, letters between principal players, and assorted remedies gathered from a popular physician's handbook of the period, the story is further enlivened by Parry's enthusiasm. From oyster seller to orange girl, from actress to king's mistress--the charismatic Nell is a charmer with a quick wit and a mischievous nature. Parry's high-spirited performance rings with truth in a spun-sugar confection that combines court politics, intrigue, and scandal with a look at the backstage machinations of seventeenth- century theater. An irresistible narrator makes listening a treat as this spunky heroine takes center stage. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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