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The author of the book: Penelope Skinner
Edition: Faber Faber
Date of issue: November 17th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780571287666
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 691 KB
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Laughing. Talking. Hours in cafes drinking coffee. Chatting about boys. Girls. Romance. Sharing a plate of chips. It was one of those friendships...I don't know how to explain...like...Love.
Cabaret singer Foxie O'Hara vanished two weeks ago from Mrs Whistle's Lodge. That very same night, Foxie's friend Maggie Brown announced her engagement to local businessman Dougal Cheese. Desperate to find her missing friend, Maggie seeks the help of private eye Dabrowski. To unravel the mystery of Foxie's disappearance, Dabrowski must try to uncover both women's darkest secrets and, in so doing, confront some demons of his own.
Penelope Skinner's The Sound of Heavy Rain premiered at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in November 2011 in a co-production between Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres as part of the first Roundabout Season.
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Read information about the authorPenelope Skinner is a British playwright who came to prominence after her play Fucked was first produced in 2008 at the Old Red Lion Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival to huge critical acclaim and has had successive plays staged in London including at the Bush Theatre, National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre, where she is a member of the Young Writers Programme.
Her play Eigengrau staged at the Bush Theatre in 2010 was a critical and box office hit and Skinner was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2010. Eigengrau was revived at the Fitzpatrick Hall theatre in Cambridge in March 2012.
Skinner's play The Village Bike was her first play to be staged at the Royal Court Theatre where it had a sell out, twice-extended run starring Romola Garai and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, winning her the George Devine Award and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2011.
In 2011 she wrote episodes for the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat. In 2011, her play The Sound of Heavy Rain was produced in Sheffield Theatres before going on tour sponsored by Paines Plough.
Her play Fred's Diner was staged at the Chichester Festival Theatre's pop-up stage, following which The Independent newspaper described Skinner as "Our leading young feminist writer."
In 2013 Skinner co-wrote the screenplay for the film How I Live Now.
See also: her sister, Ginny Skinner with whom she wrote the graphic novel Briony Hatch.
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