Historical Alison Bond How to Be Famous

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How to Be Famous

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Lynsey Dixon never plans anything. She has no commitments and no responsibilities apart from her job at a London talent agency that specialises in neurotic actresses like Melanie Chaplin. After keeping her calm head in a crisis, Lynsey is offered a transfer to Los Angeles to help Melanie settle into a new television show. Lynsey can recognise an opportunity when she sees one. An opportunity for serious star spotting and sunny days. Melanie Chaplin is excited to be famous, but being famous can make you forget yourself. Soon she is wildly in love with a married man and pregnant by her womanising co-star, Fabien Stewart. Being a star can be stressful. And why, when her career is soaring, is she jealous of the young wannabes nipping at her Jimmy Choo heels? Serena Simon is the most beautiful girl in the world. She didn't exactly choose Hollywood. When you look like Serena, Hollywood is the only place to go. She has a plan and it's working. Fame is only a photoshoot away. Any minute now someone is going to find out that this sexbomb is a teenage runaway, just fourteen years old. When Lynsey finds Serena she agrees to help her. But junior assistants are not supposed to help anyone but their bosses. It's their little secret. But secrets rarely stay that way, especially in Hollywood. Melanie's reputation takes a nosedive as fame goes to her head. Serena tries to make it as a teenager in a very adult world. They both look to Lynsey for advice and support. If she wants to keep her head in Hollywood, Lynsey Dixon needs one hell of a plan.

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Alison Bond worked in the film industry for seven years before writing her debut novel. A graduate of Bournemouth Media School, Alison currently lectures on the harsh realities of the film business as part of their MA screenwriting programme.

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Lynsey is working at CMG, a top London talent agency, when Melanie, one of the actresses the firm represents, is cast in a high-profile movie by an up-and-coming director. A studio exec threatens to have Melanie pulled from the film and replaced with a more famous actress, but Lynsey's quick thinking saves Melanie's job and gets her noticed by Max Parker, who runs the L.A. branch of CMG. When Melanie accepts a job on a new HBO show, Justice, Max decides to bring Lynsey over to L.A.'s CMG office to make Melanie more comfortable in the city. To see more of the U.S., Lynsey decides to fly to New York and take a bus to L.A.; along the way, she meets Serena, a beautiful young woman who aspires to fame and fortune and hopes to make a name for herself in L.A. What ensues is pure Hollywood chaos--affairs, backstabbing, and even an unexpected pregnancy. A sizzling, scintillating read for anyone interested in the movie industry's inner workings. Kristine Huntley
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