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Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. She trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a feature film starring Kate Winslet. Her other novels include The Sea House, Summer at Gaglow, The Wild, Peerless Flats, and most recently, Love Falls. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages.

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"A superbly gifted writer... [Lucky Break is] breezily charming and typically shrewd, and comes with a new satirical edge... Freud creates relationships so fraught and delicate that at times the characters themselves can hardly bear to examine them... Freud explores them with a dazzling clarity that displays her true, writer's calling." --New York Times Book Review "Lucky Break pierces the superficial surface of acting to reveal the enthralling, authentic drama at the heart of the business." --Newsweek Daily Beast "Bubbly, buoyant... and just great fun... It's hard to picture a more pleasant diversion." --Boston Globe "Each of [Freud's] beautifully written books creates a fascinating special world, and this one--an exegesis of her acting-school years--is no exception." --Marie Claire "Absorbing... [Freud] captures fleeting hopes, insecurities, and self-doubts... [and] brings a touch of irony to the red carpet." --Kirkus Reviews "Freud chronicles 14 years in the life of a group of young actors... Drawing inspiration from her early acting training, Freud finds joy and heartbreak in her winning ensemble." --Publishers Weekly "I started reading Lucky Break. I didn't move. I just read it. Finished in one sitting." --Antonia Fraser, author of Must You Go? "I loved Lucky Break--being taken away and plunged into that vivid group of actors... Completely authentic and enthralling" --Michael Holroyd, author of A Strange Eventful History A superbly gifted writer ["Lucky Break" is] breezily charming and typically shrewd, and comes with a new satirical edge Freud creates relationships so fraught and delicate that at times the characters themselves can hardly bear to examine them Freud explores them with a dazzling clarity that displays her true, writer's calling. "New York Times Book Review" "Lucky Break" pierces the superficial surface of acting to reveal the enthralling, authentic drama at the heart of the business. "Newsweek Daily Beast" Bubbly, buoyant and just great fun It's hard to picture a more pleasant diversion. "Boston Globe" Each of [Freud s] beautifully written books creates a fascinating special world, and this one an exegesis of her acting-school years is no exception. "Marie Claire" Absorbing... [Freud] captures fleeting hopes, insecurities, and self-doubts... [and] brings a touch of irony to the red carpet. "Kirkus Reviews" Freud chronicles 14 years in the life of a group of young actors... Drawing inspiration from her early acting training, Freud finds joy and heartbreak in her winning ensemble. "Publishers Weekly" I started reading "Lucky Break." I didn't move. I just read it. Finished in one sitting. "Antonia Fraser, author of Must You Go?" I loved "Lucky Break"--being taken away and plunged into that vivid group of actors... Completely authentic and enthralling "Michael Holroyd, author of A Strange Eventful History"" "A superbly gifted writer... ["Lucky Break" is] breezily charming and typically shrewd, and comes with a new satirical edge... Freud creates relationships so fraught and delicate that at times the characters themselves can hardly bear to examine them... Freud explores them with a dazzling clarity that displays her true, writer's calling." --"New York Times Book Review" ""Lucky Break" pierces the superficial surface of acting to reveal the enthralling, authentic drama at the heart of the business." --Newsweek Daily Beast "Bubbly, buoyant... and just great fun... It's hard to picture a more pleasant diversion." - "Boston Globe" "Each of [Freud's] beautifully written books creates a fascinating special world, and this one--an exegesis of her acting-school years--is no exception." - "Marie Claire" "Absorbing... [Freud] captures fleeting hopes, insecurities, and self-doubts... [and] brings a touch of irony to the red carpet." - "Kirkus Reviews""Freud chronicles 14 years in the life of a group of young actors... Drawing inspiration from her early acting training, Freud finds joy and heartbreak in her winning ensemble." -- "Publishers Weekly""" "I started reading "Lucky Break." I didn't move. I just read it. Finished in one sitting." --Antonia Fraser, author of "Must You Go?" "I loved "Lucky Break"--being taken away and plunged into that vivid group of actors... Completely authentic and enthralling" -- Michael Holroyd, author of "A Strange Eventful History" "Absorbing... [Freud] captures fleeting hopes, insecurities, and self-doubts... [and] brings a touch of irony to the red carpet." - "Kirkus Reviews" "Freud chronicles 14 years in the life of a group of young actors... Drawing inspiration from her early acting training, Freud finds joy and heartbreak in her winning ensemble." -- "Publishers Weekly""" "I started reading "Lucky Break". I didn't move. I just read it. Finished in one sitting." --Antonia Fraser, author of "Must You Go?" "I loved "Lucky Break"--being taken away and plunged into that vivid group of actors... Completely authentic and enthralling" -- Michael Holroyd, author of "A Strange Eventful History" "Freud chronicles 14 years in the life of a group of young actors... Drawing inspiration from her early acting training, Freud finds joy and heartbreak in her winning ensemble." -- "Publishers Weekly""" "I started reading "Lucky Break". I didn't move. I just read it. Finished in one sitting." --Antonia Fraser, author of "Must You Go?" "I loved "Lucky Break"--being taken away and plunged into that vivid group of actors... Completely authentic and enthralling" -- Michael Holroyd, author of "A Strange Eventful History"

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