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The Resource Blackground, Joan Aiken

Blackground, Joan Aiken

Label
Blackground
Title
Blackground
Statement of responsibility
Joan Aiken
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Actress Cat (short for Catherine) Conwil has landed a juicy role in a period TV drama being filmed by Pyramid Television on location at Knoyle Court. The estate's owner, Lord James Tybold Fortuneswell (a mysterious media mogul who is also a big noise at Pyramid), turns up, and is smitten by Cat--who has been transformed into a silver blonde for the part. Sweeping Cat off her feet, he soon has them honeymooning in Venice, even though they barely know each other. When they begin to exchange notes about their pasts, Cat fails to connect Ty's sudden migraine attack and ensuing coldness toward her with her revelation that she had met him years before when she was a trainee nurse and he was at the bedside of a dying patient. Blackground turns, almost imperceptibly, from a chatty, albeit sensitive, first-person narrative into a witty murder mystery. Cat's meditations on life and the death of her Welsh-Russian mother gradually are overridden by her growing awareness that several unexplained accidents have threatened her life
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1924-2004
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Aiken, Joan
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR6051.I35
  • PZ4.A289Bl 1989
LC item number
B57 1989
Literary form
fiction
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  • Married people
  • Actresses
Label
Blackground, Joan Aiken
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780385260213
Lccn
88-30497
System control number
  • DYNIX__197526
  • 40158268T
Label
Blackground, Joan Aiken
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780385260213
Lccn
88-30497
System control number
  • DYNIX__197526
  • 40158268T

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