Exit the Actress

Exit the Actress

Book - 2011
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A vivid imagining of Restoration London. As her roles evolve from supporting to starring, the scope of Nell Gwyn's life broaden as well. Despite his reputation as a libertine, she captures the heart of Charles II and becomes his mistress-- but can she survive the gossip and bitter court politics?
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439171172
Branch Call Number: F PAR


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Dec 06, 2013

The story is told primarily through Nell's personal diary, but between chapters the book adds snippets of gossip, recipes, and correspondence between other characters to get in world events and to add authenticity to a lot of the beliefs people held. I had expected more of her life with Charles, but really that was only the last third of the book. It focused a lot on her early life and her life as an actress. I think this is a great book both for historical fiction lovers and for those new to the genre. It's very readable, and it's rekindled my need to go read all the historical fictions! For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

Aug 13, 2011

I didn't want to put this book down. The characters were so real and jumped off the page. I especially liked the use of real letters and news articles from the time period. A great first novel.


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