Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
The Actresses
The Actresses Barbara Ewing

They all met again at the Drama School Reunion: the Hollywood celebrity, the out-of-work soap star, the understudy, the Shakespearian hero.

Thirty-six years ago, they dreamed of the great parts awaiting them. What they did not know was that the parts would soon dry up, for the actresses. Because they had stopped being young.

But: once an actress, always an actress and on this hot, summer's day it becomes clear that age does not wipe out ambition. Or desire. Or memory. Or love. So when the Reunion culminates in an accusation of rape that dominates every newspaper in the country, the past – sweet, cruel, tragic – comes flooding back, and the actresses become the stars of the story.

Perceptive, shocking, gripping and wise, this could only have been written by somebody who has been there.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
01 Jan 2018 * 576pp * £4.99 * 9781788544634
REVIEWS
'Combines elements of courtroom drama [and] sharp insights into the harsher realities of theatrical life'
The Times
'A colourful and gripping read'
Maureen Lipman
'Brilliant writing ... a fascinating novel'
Prunella Scales
Author
Barbara Ewing
Barbara Ewing
Barbara Ewing is a UK-based actress, playwright and novelist. She trained as an actress at RADA and has starred in film and TV, including Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) alongside Christopher Lee. She is the author of six historical novels.
ALSO BY Barbara Ewing
The Petticoat Men
OTHER BOOKS YOU MIGHT LIKE
Tim
The Thorn Birds
An Indecent Obsession
The Fundamentals of Caring
Something Quite Beautiful
The Game
A Christmas Wish
No Greater Love - Box Set
The Ten Pound Ticket
Little Sisters
Praxis
The Cloning of Joanna May
The Rules of Life
Darcy's Utopia
Life Force
Splitting
The Shrapnel Academy
Worst Fears
Leader Of The Band
Moon Over Minneapolis
Polaris
Wicked Women
Fay Weldon Omnibus
The Ted Dreams
Three-and-a-Half Heartbeats
The Royal We
Little Miracle
The Perfect Marriage
Imogen's Baby
Miss Potterton's Birthday Tea
Secrets We Keep
The Other Wives Club
Just the Two of Us
A Life Without You
The Prophet
In White Ink
The Christmas Café
Bosnian Chronicle
Second Chance Café
The Conductor