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It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

Written by · Published Jan 11, 2018 · Filed under Literary fiction

It Only Happens in the Movies

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Audrey is an aspiring actor, Harry is an aspiring film director. When they meet at the local independent cinema where they both work, romance must surely ensue. Well… in the fine tradition of romances and romantic comedies everywhere, that would be telling.

Hilarious, lovely, moving and heartbreaking, this book was brilliant, I just couldn’t put it down. I rooted for all the characters and I did find myself shouting at them when they let me down.

Plus, it contains so many of my favourite things: film, a love of independent cinema and avocado. How could I not love it? Cinnamon dust? Well, I can take it or leave that to be honest.

I would definitely recommend giving It Only Happens in the Movies a whirl. You won’t be disappointed, and if you love film, there’s a whole host of very satisfying cinematic nods.

Kate Ashton

Kate Ashton

I’m the manager at Newmarket Library. I have dressed up as Max from Where the Wild Things Are for the Big Wild Rumpus and Tonks for Harry Potter Night.