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Bells of AvalonEn fall in love one day But young love seldom survives the fog wake of Los Angeles a place of dreams and nightmar. I very much appreciated how the author has an intellectual style of description that a 'thinking' reader is enticed by Her words and sentences seem playful and leave the reader with sensations of being emotionally tantalized The novel drew me in and kept me there I could hardly put it down and the experience of it continues to haunt me

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Show tours and drugstore appearancespost war Hollywood can't seem to get enough of the sweetheart team They'll ev. This is a haunting tale about the vulnerability and sexual exploitation of a child actor in 1940s Hollywood and throughout this ambitious storyline runs a deep uneasy sense of inevitability Using skilful narration and recurring motifs the author describes the fractured childhood and adult years of Katie Webb and the troubled relationship with her lifelong friend Daniel Through a series of flawed memories crossed purposes and fragile threads teased from her childhood Katie struggles to make sense of a past that doesn't deserve to be remembered Spanning three decades this is a complex story beautifully recanted An unsettling read that lingers long in the mind

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Bells of Avalon Characters Õ 100 ☆ Thrust into a limelight she never chose Katie's been paired with Danny for as long as she can remember Films roadshow tours and drugstore appearancespost war Hollywood can't seem to get enough of the sweetheart team They'll even fall in love one day But young love seldom survives the fog wake of Los Angeles a plaThrust into a limelight she never chose Katie's been paired with Danny for as long as she can remember Films road. In my interview with the author last year Libbet confessed ‘I’ve been obsessed with the glamour of vaudeville and the golden age of Hollywood since I was young’ In Bells of Avalon the author certainly creates a convincing sense of the period but what comes to the fore is not so much the glamour as the seedier side of Hollywood The reader sees the vulnerability of young actors to exploitation in spite of their chaperones the manufactured nature of their personas voice coaching cosmetic dentistry and the limited shelf life of child stars ‘Those children faded away one by one irrelevant casualties of the clunking Hollywood machine’The traumatic event in Katie’s childhood revealed early in the book makes her possibly the easiest character to empathise with even if not all her later decisions seem entirely rational Danny is also a troubled character and his relationship with Katie is definitely far removed from that depicted in their films and pedalled by the studios’ publicity teams ‘None of it was real of course They were told what to do and when to smile’The book has freuent changes of timeline and location and even within a particular time period characters are often recalling either in a waking or dreaming state events from years before In addition key facts about the lives of the characters are revealed often uite late in the book A degree of concentration is therefore reuired from the reader to keep track of events and sort them into some sort of chronology I confess that I had to reread some earlier sections to make sense of the story and even at the end of the book – despite careful reading – there were things I was left unsure about such as the significance of Katie’s ‘real name’Bells of Avalon will appeal to fans of stories set in 1950s and 1960s America and in which ‘boy meets girl’ doesn’t necessarily lead to ‘happily ever after’I received a review copy courtesy of the author