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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407059594
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416


A novel from the acclaimed author of All in the Mind

Maya Lowe is Britain's most famous film star, an incredibly alluring actress. Her story is told by Steve, a childhood friend who has watched her rise to stardom and always been in love with her. His privileged position as her confidant makes him the envy of millions. He gets entangled in her celebrity lifestyle first when she decides she has had enough of acting and then when she calls him in distress after her TV presenter husband turns violent.

Despite being happily married and about to become a father Steve becomes more and more involved in Maya's life, until one day he goes too far in his efforts to protect her...

A tale of celebrity and obsession, Maya is an acutely observed, sometimes dark, always assured novel.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407059594
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1957, the son of a vet. Having graduated from Cambridge University in modern languages, he went into journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, Campbell worked for him first as press secretary, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003. He continued to act as an advisor to Mr Blair and the Labour Party, including during subsequent election campaigns. He now splits his time between writing, speaking, politics in Britain and overseas, consultancy and charity, as chairman of fundraising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, and a leading ambassador for the mental health campaign Time to Change.

He lives in North London with his partner of thirty-five years, Fiona Millar. They have three children. His interests include running, cycling, bagpipes and Burnley Football Club. He has published six volumes of diaries, including the number one Sunday Times bestseller, The Blair Years, a memoir on depression, The Happy Depressive, and three novels.

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Praise for Maya

“A superb read ... Campbell paints a sometimes disturbing, always fascinating portrait of fame, and the obsession and manipulation that it attracts”

Piers Morgan

“Campbell has written a book which is well plotted and suspenseful. Few who can bring themselves to start will be able to force themselves not to finish... Maya should clearly be played by Keira Knightley if Campbell gets the movie deal - which, on the basis of the story's twists and grip, should not be ruled out... (Piers) Morgan surely won't be the only person to like this book. The joke waiting to be made is that Campbell saves his best fiction for public enquiries - but much of Maya ruins that gag.”

Mark Lawson, Guardian, Guardian

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