** Receptient of a prestigious Silvers Grant for Work In Progress **

** Supported by Arts Council England **

Mabel Poulton was a star of the silent screen who couldn’t get her voice heard.

But there’s another story about Mabel, and another…

An incisive, personal book about the way we shape the telling of our lives.

Mabel Poulton was a real-life Lina Lamont from Singin’ In The Rain. Plucked from the typing pool as a teenager to appear on stage, she quickly became one of Britain’s leading silent movies actresses, starring opposite Ivor Novello in the 1928 hit The Constant Nymph. When the film industry turned on the microphones, Mabel’s unpalatable, working-class voice brought her career to an abrupt halt. Except that’s not really what happened. And it’s time Mabel’s voice was heard…

All enquiries: Louise Lamont, LBA Books