Command performance - By Nona Coxhead

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Command performance

Written by: Nona Coxhead
Category: Fiction
Genre: General

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0722126395
ISBN 13: 9780722126394
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Date Published: 1987
Language: English
Edition: New Ed
Condition: Very Good
Appearance: The book is in very good condition with a sticker on the front cover and a black pen mark at the bottom. The cover shows some signs of wear, including creases and slight edge wear.


Even as a five-year-old, little Lizzie Hobbs was being moulded to fulfil her cockney mother's thwarted dream of stardom and fame - the kind of fame that would some day lead to a Command Performance before the Queen. At her countless auditions, wearing make-up, frills, a huge red bow in her peroxided curls, it was obvious that she was the bizzare product of her mother's ambitions. But then she did have a remarkable voice, a star quality of her very own. And by her twenties, Lizzie had her own BBC show, success on Broadway and in Hollywood and all the glamorous trappings of a world-wide superstar. Yet her private life was a turmoil of failures and frustrations, of helpless imprisonment in her mother's dream. Lizzie had to escape-in the only way possible…

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