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The wardrobe mistress, Patrick McGrath

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The wardrobe mistress
Title
The wardrobe mistress
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McGrath
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
January, 1947. The war has been over for two years. London's in ruins. To make matters worse, one of the great stage actors of the day, Charlie Grice, has suddenly died. His wife Joan, the wardrobe mistress, is grief-stricken. She's persuaded to attend a benefit performance of his last play, and watch an understudy in Charlie's role. She dreads it. But when the actor appears onstage, Joan is startled to see that behind the new man's eyes burns the living spirit of her husband. Later, backstage, she meets him, and yes, Charlie's coming through. There's no doubt in her mind. She's giddy with elation. She befriends the young actor. She starts to give him Charlie's clothes. The friendship soon becomes a love affair, Joan all the while seeing within the understudy the living ghost of her husband. Then one night, by chance, as she goes through Charlie's wardrobe, she uncovers his horrifying secret. She's devastated
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1950-
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McGrath, Patrick
Dewey number
823.9'2
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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London (England)
Label
The wardrobe mistress, Patrick McGrath
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781786330574
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781786330574
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The wardrobe mistress, Patrick McGrath
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781786330574
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781786330574
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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