Blackground

Blackground 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

  • Title: Blackground
  • Author: Joan Aiken
  • ISBN: 9780575048089
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 hActress 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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    1. I zoomed through this completely breathlessly, but I'm not entirely sure everyone's motivations made sense at the end plus one plot twist was completely obvious to me from the beginning, so it didn't work at taking me by surprise later. Still, I really enjoyed this, and will probably reread it sometime. Sorry for the very sketchy review, but it's a suspense novel with a not-entirely-reliable narrator, so the less known about it, the better!

    2. Actress Cat Conwil has landed a leading role in a new miniseries ("Dodo and Rosy", based on a book whose title is "a place name that was imaginary, and not interesting anyway" -- sound familiar?). Through this job, she meets James Tybold, Lord Fortuneswell, who pursues her relentlessly until she agrees to marry him. But during their romantic Venetian honeymoon, Cat suddenly realizes that she's met Ty befored this revelation changes their relationship utterly. Like Foul Matter, much of Blackgroun [...]

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