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Mad About The Boy By Karen Mason

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Book Synopsis

Elizabeth Maine 1950s starlet, 70s sex symbol and 80s US soap queen has been lured out of retirement to star in Eastwood Avenue, a British soap opera. What her fans don’t know is that Elizabeth’s upper class image is a lie; she is really Lizzie Gallagher from Liverpool; a single mother at 15, she was forced to have her baby adopted and was disowned by her family. When her son Christopher, cheats on his fiance, she asks her journalist mother, Elaine, to write an expose on Lizzie. When the two women meet they reach an understanding, but Lizzie feels the time has come for her to confess all. She asks Elaine to write her biography and this means revisiting a painful past littered with addictions, infidelities and mental illness. Lizzie isn’t afraid to tell all about her many lovers, battles with alcoholism and the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. What frightens her most is telling Christopher the truth about the baby girl she gave away fifty years ago and the lasting impact she has had on both their lives.

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