The Unforgettable Loretta, Darling

The Unforgettable Loretta, Darling

Hardback original

Hardback (20 Jun 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Great fun - Loretta is glorious!' Lucy Diamond
'Sparkles with fun and wit' Libby Page
'A fun, gossipy glimpse into Golden Era Hollywood' Julie Cohen


You're Loretta Darling now, welcome to your brand-new flipping life.

Dreams don't come true for girls like Loretta but she won't let that stop her. With her sights set on becoming a make-up artist to the stars, Loretta wangles her way from Lancashire to the bright lights of Golden Age Hollywood.

Only it turns out that Sunset Boulevard is less about dashing fellas and chilled martinis - more sticky floors and misbehaving men. The gift of the gab can only get her so far but she refuses to go quietly.

Hollywood has its secrets … and so does Loretta.

For a start, that's not her real name, and much more than lipstick lurks inside her beauty case.

After all, revenge is a dish best served with a perfectly painted smile.


'What a delicious dark delight of a book!' JENNA BLUM, bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

'So sassy and delicious. Loretta is one cool character' JOSIE SILVER, Sunday Times bestselling author of One Day in December

'Sharply observed, full of scene-stealing characters, this book is a wildly enjoyable ride. Loretta is a force of nature, truly unforgettable!' LAURA WOOD, author of Under Your Spell

'Absolutely loved this romp of a book. So feisty and fun' TANIA TAY, author of The Other Woman

About the Publisher



Viking publishes the widest possible range of literary fiction and non-fiction. Our fiction list includes John le Carr?, Nick Hornby, Will Self, Colm T?ib?n, Nicole Krauss, William Trevor, Catherine O' Flynn, Jonathan Coe, and Joshua Ferris. In non-fiction, the range covers current affairs, history, biography, memoir, narrative non-fiction, music and sport. Our authors include Antony Beevor, Andrew Rawnsley, Mark Bostridge, Sarah Bradford, Saul David, Catherine Bailey, Lynn Barber, Claire Tomalin and John Stubbs.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241640685
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Viking
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 500g
Height: 222mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 40mm