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Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter

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Coup de coeur
Coup de coeur (Fiction), by Maria
A perfect summer read ! Both an insightful satire of Old Hollywood and a moving love story, Beautiful Ruins is both thought-provoking and very funny; a quick, engrossing book to spend hours with in the summer sun.

'A monument to crazy love. Magic' New York Times

'The actress arrived in his village the only way one could come directly . . .'


In spring 1962 American actress Dee Moray's boat motors into an Italian bay and the life of hotelier Pasquale Tursi. Dee - fleeing a film set, claiming to be dying and desperately awaiting her lover - throws herself on Pasquale's generous mercy. Fifty years later Pasquale lands in Hollywood, sporting a fedora and seeking a long-forgotten actress. Why he's come, what happened to Dee in Italy and, later, LA, are questions that Beautiful Ruins answers in the most surprising and wonderfully entertaining manner.

'Exhilarating. Very, very funny' The Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 06 Jun 2019
Dimensions: 178 x 118 x 22 mm
ISBN: 9780241986509

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