When The Curtain Falls (Paperback)Carrie Hope Fletcher (author)
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Theatres have a certain kind of magic. When the curtain rises, we are all enraptured by the glare of the lights and the smell of the greasepaint but it's when the curtain falls that the real drama begins . . .
In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern Cross theatre in the very heart of London's West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer 'his'. But life in the theatre doesn't always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . .
Almost seventy years later, a new production of When the Curtain Falls arrives at the theatre, bringing with it Oscar Bright and Olive Green and their budding romance. Very soon, though, strange things begin to happen and they learn about the ghost that's haunted the theatre since 1952, a ghost who can only be seen on one night of the year. Except the ghost is appearing more often and seems hell bent on sabotaging Oscar and Olive. The young couple realise they need to right that wrong from years gone by, but can they save themselves before history repeats itself and tragedy strikes once more?
Moulin Rouge meets Phantom of the Opera in this spellbinding and magical story of unrequited love and revenge. When the Curtain Falls is Carrie Hope Fletcher at her romantic best - it will take your breath away.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm
Carrie Hope Fletcher is fast becoming our go-to for spellbinding stories with a magical edge * Heat *
An enchanting story about the spellbinding magic of theatre... a romantic tale about love conquering against all odds. * OK! *
A spellbinding story of unrequited love * Yours *
A feather-light tale with a touch of spookiness * Candis *
A thoroughly, magical and riveting story that hooks you in from the first page and takes you on a roller coaster ride towards the last. * The Bookbag Blog *
Think Chocolat with a heaped tablespoon of Bake Off * Mail on Sunday on All That She Can See *
Utterly enchanting * Jill Mansell on On The Other Side *
An enchanting and magical love story that reminded me so much of Cecelia Ahern * Ali McNamara on On The Other Side *
A spellbinding story of life, love and secrets, magic sparkles from every page * Miranda Dickinson on On The Other Side *
A heart-warming love story laced with magical realism * Samantha Shannon on On The Other Side *
Strikingly creative, humorous and saturated with warmth * thecoast.net.nz on On The Other Side *
Carrie Hope Fletcher has carved out a lovely niche with her fantastical novels. But this new one - set in the West End showbiz world - sees her brilliance go up a notch. Bewitching. * Heat Magazine on When the Curtain Falls *
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“Absolutely mind blowing!”
I may have accidentally finished this a lot earlier than i planned but i just could not put it down! I dabble in amateur dramatics and all the theatre references and theatre characters were all so familiar I... More
“came one day early before release date”
ordered a week before the release date and it even arrived before the official launch oops. amazing read and can't wait till the end
“Boring & badly written”
When the curtain falls tells the story of ‘Olive Green’ (an obvious self insert of the author) and her lover Oscar (clearly based upon the author’s own boyfriend Oliver). Their story runs parallel to the love affair... More
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