Players - Nina LambertLondon: Century, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
From the cover: “They looked back... in anger... in despair... in delight... Two aspiring actresses meet in London in 1958 — the era of the Angry Young Man and the sexual revolution — Paula who is a runaway from council care and Isabel, daughter of a theatrical knight and a Hollywood film star. It is to be the beginning of an unlikely and enduring friendship. For the next eighteen years their lives will intertwine as the story moves between London, New York and Los Angeles. They are women in a changing era, and the conflict between personal and professional ambitions will force them to make difficult choices — choices which are not all that they first appear to be. Their journeys towards their chosen goals will be dogged by violence, scandal, and heartbreak, and overshadowed by their love, and sometimes hatred, for the same man. Powerful and highly accomplished, Nina Lambert’s novel captures the atmosphere of the theatrical world and maps out the landscape of the female heart. With astonishing insight, the author evokes the struggles and successes, the hopes and heartbreaks and the spun-glass illusions that lurk behind the reality of an actress’s life.”