Brideshead Revamp

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I was sent an email today from the lovely author (and mentor of mine and founder/patron of Words for the Wounded) Margaret Graham, telling me I had a review in the Daily Mail for ‘Bright Stars’. So of course, I Googled and found the review by novelist Wendy Holden who likened it to Evelyn Waugh’s ‘Brideshead Revisited’. (And I dashed out and bought a copy for my mum.)

The comparison, of course, thrilled me as ‘Brideshead Revisited’ is one of my top ten novels and the TV production one of the best ever. I even blogged about campus novels a few months ago and had to include Brideshead. Just because.

So if you were ever a student, if you are a student, if you’d like to be a student, if you remember the 80s, or if you don’t, or if you weren’t even born, you can download Bright Stars for £2.79 and see if the comparison rings true. Is Cameron a modern day Charles Ryder, in a kilt rather than tweeds? Is Tommo anything like Sebastian Flyte, with an electric guitar rather than a teddy bear?

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‘…from balls and Bollinger to sweaty discos and the Nelson Mandela Bar.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-3400416/POPULAR-FICTION.html#ixzz3xJvIqiXr

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4 thoughts on “Brideshead Revamp

  1. And for any Independent Authors out there, don’t forget to support our wounded by entering the Words for the Wounded Independent Author Book Award. http://www.wordsforthewounded.co.uk
    Last year’s winner, Jane Cable is now represented by Felicity Trew of Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency as a direct result of the competition. The lovely Felicity is now judging this year’s comp.
    100% of all money raised goes to the wounded, because we three grannies, who run the charity, absorb ALL expenses. We close on 6th March. Good luck. And well done Sophie. Much deserved. xx

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