We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of the new book by Hattie Holden Edmonds, “Cinema Lumiere”.
‘A stunning debut. Made me laugh out loud, cry … and ache with recognition.’ The Huffington Post
‘A magical, thought-provoking and uplifting tale… one of this year’s must-reads.’ Daily Mirror
Hannah Bailey has sealed her heart against love, she’s resigned herself to a dead-end job and her catastrophic thinking is out of control. In fact, she’s hard pushed to find a single reason for her existence – until the day she stumbles across a tiny one-seated cinema and its mysterious French owner Victor Lever.
Cinema Lumière doesn’t screen Hollywood blockbusters or even low budget arthouse flics. Instead it shows people films of their lives. But how does Victor create such unique biopics and why is he so determined to coax Hannah into that single red velvet seat?
Hattie Holden Edmonds has held down a variety of jobs ranging from junior assistant on Separates in Clements department store, to hat maker and music hack on a German pop magazine. She was the in-house writer at Comic Relief for three years, working on projects with amongst others, Richard Curtis, Sacha Baron Cohen and Armando Iannucci. She lives in London, not far from Kensal Green cemetery.