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9780062207135 The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lotâ€”searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier. What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motionâ€”along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.
The Sheridan Book Company Book : The Sheridan Book Company, UK, 1994. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good with a patch of the cover colour removed from a sticker being...
Belinda Music (Australia) Pty Ltd As recorded on Leedon Records by Lonnie Lee. 3 pages. Foxing to covers. ISBN 10:
William Collins & Sons Book : Published by William Collins Sons of London, England, 477 pages. Dustjacket has not been price clipped, 1981. Hardcover with dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good...
Allen & Unwin 285 pages, book 1 in the Darwath Trilogy. Few small marks to pages, light tanning, few light marks to cover but otherwise a very good and very...