Exit the Actress marks the promising debut of historical-fiction author Priya Parmar.
Following her discovery selling oranges outside of Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Ellen “Nell” Gwyn leaves behind a life of poverty to become a theatre star. Soon she is mistress to the libertine king Charles II. And though their love is true, gossip-mongers and court politics threaten to tear their romance apart.
"A real triumph…. A vivid imagining of the restoration London of Charles II with Nell Gwynn as a powerful and engaging heroine set in the busy world of the theater. This debut novel captures the glamorous world of the amoral court and the struggle of the city. Priya Parmar is a writer to watch." (Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl)
"Clever... a delight... irresistible... I loved this book." (Sharon Kay Penman, author of Devil's Brood)
"Nell is irrepressible, spunky, delightful: who wouldn’t fall in love with her? Her story unfolds through diary entries, letters, news announcements, recipes. It¹s a tasty and often amusing confection, sure to please. I absolutely adored it.” (Sandra Gulland, author of the Josephine B. Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun)
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