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[as Pixie Pirelli,] Hard to Choos (Dublin: New Island Press 2006), 354pp. [t.p. A Kate Thompson novel; Choos sic.];
Filmography, Criminal Conversation (1980), dir. Kieran Hickey, script by Hickey & Philip Davison, with Emmet Bergin, et al.; Attracta (1983), dir. Kieran Hickey, based on William Trevors novel; Glenroe [RTE series] , 1983-2001, with Mick Lally and others, appearing as char. Terry Killeen.
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Claire Looby, review of The O'Hara Affair, in The Irish Times (27 Feb. 2010), Weekend, p.13 [Paperbacks notices]: Hollywood comes to Lissamore to make a film about Scarlett OHaras ancestry (of Gone with the Wind fame). There is already so much intrigue in the seaside village that the locals are practically tripping over it, but with the film's star being Shane Byrne, local lad turned international movie star, they're spoiled for choice. The frivolous story appears to have been savagely attacked by a rampant Thesaurus and is further weighed down by twin albatrosses. The first is boutique owner Fleurs sudden fascination for Facebook and Second Life and the injurious effects she fears theyre having on a young actress; she discovers that even vigorous virtual sex is certainly not worth the effort. The second is ex-super-estate agent Dervla's forced decision to take on the care of her mother- in-law, who has dementia. These threads are too heavy for the storyline to carry and their neat conclusions are the best way to dispense with them. Just like in the movies, though, almost everyone gets a happy ending.
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Its Hard to Choose (2006): a Kate Thompson novel ... where she discovers that its wickedly hard to choose between love, sex and friendship ...; Even with her bra on, even after the Dutch courage instilled in her by the Sancerre, Charlotte couldnt help feeling a [...] (Note: Choos spelt sic.)
Kate Thompson interviews Pixie Pirelli [online]. The page shows facing reverse portraits of KT/PP, identically dressed with remodelled - younger - face and hair - darker - for the latter: I arrange to meet Ms Pirelli in the luxurious drawing room of the Hamilton Hotel. When I arrive (five minutes early), she is already there, sitting in the embrace of a massive sofa, looking uncannily as she does in the photographs on her website - her pretty face a tabula rasa [...]. KT declares that Deirdre Purcell was her mentor while Pixie's is Lorraine Lavelle. Both writers declare that Coco de Mer lingerie in Covent Garden is their favourite shop. (Accessed 14.09.2008.)
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Love Lies Bleeding (2008), centres on three women, Deirdre, Madeleine and Dannie, each going through some a crisis when the mysterious Corinna turns their world upside down as she impacts on the three womens lives. Before they find out who she really is, what she wants, and how they can get their lives back on track, they must pursue a plot line that reels between Los Angeles, Dublin and Languedoc in a story that explores love, friendship and loyalty. (See Books Ireland, Sept. 2008, p.199.)
The Kinsella Sisters (2009): Rio Kinsella and her sister Dervla, the first free-spirited and the second locked into a businesswoman's life in Dublin, have a long-stranding feud but are reunited after the death of their wayward father when the discover an intriguing secret on clearing out the family home. (Derived from kate Thompson website [online; 20.06.2009].
Malcolm Douglas played the boyfriend in Educating Rita (1993), with Michael Caine, Julie Walters (Rita), and Michael Williams - filmed at Trinity College, Dublin where Caine played a 'don'. The play and playscript are by Willy Russell.
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