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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe
15th August 2021
We are delighted to offer 3 copies of Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe, novel set in London / Los Angeles / Greece / Munich/ Paris. Looking back to 1977.
In the heady summer of 1977, a naïve young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time she spends in this glamorous, unfamiliar new life will change her for good.
While Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself is living with the realisation that his star may be on the wane. Rebuffed by Hollywood, he has financed his new film with German money, and when Calista follows him to Munich for the shooting of further scenes, she finds herself joining him on a journey of memory into the dark heart of his family history.
In a novel that is at once a tender coming-of-age story and an intimate portrait of one of cinema’s most intriguing figures, Jonathan Coe turns his gaze on the nature of time and fame, of family and the treacherous lure of nostalgia. When the world is catapulting towards change, do you hold on for dear life or decide it’s time to let go?
“It is such a whimsical read, a pleasure to pick up… it is written with a charm and child-like wonder, portraying the industry that was (as we now clearly know) not all it seemed. It demands that the reader suspend modern day cynicism (do try!), which of course is hard when our reality today is coloured by the antics of venal and mendacious leaders who are the polar opposite of the tenet of this novel” (TripFiction)
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