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Signed copy of “Mirror Mirror”
Have you ever reached the end of a film and thought, “Wow. That actor really nailed it. How did they do that?” Think Julia Roberts and Erin Brockovich; Leonardo DiCaprio and Howard Hughes; Daniel Day Lewis and Abraham Lincoln – and possibly my absolute favourite, Taron Egerton and Elton John. In this true labour of love, for which Alex Trenoweth sat through many, many hours of films with her faithful kitty Mr Bubbles, the astrological links between a wide range of famous characters and the actors who portrayed them are revealed in all their glory.
It’s been a busy few days delivering signed copies of “Mirror Mirror: The Astrology of Famous People and the Actors Who Have Portrayed Them” to various outlets in London. However, with things being as they are with travel being so difficult, people from out of town (and the country) have told me they wished they cold have a signed copy too. So I’m super happy to be able to offer a signed copy of “Mirror Mirror: The Astrology of Famous People and the Actors Who Have Portrayed Them”. I’ll sign a copy JUST FOR YOU, package it and take it to the post office to ship it to you. It doesn’t cost extra to have the book signed but postage and packaging fees have to be added (it’s cheaper than travelling to a conference to see me!). If you live in London, I’m happy to bring you a signed copy and have a chat over a pint or cup of tea (email me at email@example.com). Public places only of course. You can also buy unsigned copies from the usual outlets such as Amazon.
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To give you a taste of what’s inside “Mirror Mirror” here’s the foreword by the wonderful Julia Parker followed by a review from the equally wonderful Victor Olliver.
Among the many astrology books published each year – each decade, indeed – how many explore a genuinely new idea? It can safely be said that Alex Trenoweth has achieved that goal in a book which is based on a comparison of the charts of famous film actors and of the personalities they have portrayed for the cinema.
A physical impersonation and spectacular make-up is one thing, but to give the impression even for just 120 minutes, that Mrs Thatcher or Linda Chamberlain are actually on-screen before us requires some kind of indefinable theatrical magic. Magic – or astrology? In her intriguing book Ms Trenoweth examines over a hundred examples of the synastry between actors and their biographical roles. The results are of course variable, as in almost all astrological books concerning synastry, but here, in almost every case, one follows the author’s arguments with eager interest.
This is a book not only for the astrologer with a thorough knowledge of the subject, but – spectacularly – for those with a keen, developing interest. A certain amount of knowledge is of course essential when reading, for instance, the separate chapters on the planets – and Chiron and the nodes – but the enthusiastic film-goer will find enormous interest in those which deal, in the core of the book, with the relationship between the actor and his or her subject. The interest broadens when Ms Trenoweth (whose knowledge of astrology and film history run side by side, with neither one in advance of the other) looks at a range of actors who have played the same character – for example, Harry Houdini, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Stephen Hawking.
I must have seen a good dozen Hamlets at the theatre: how I would have liked to read Ms Trenoweth speculate on, say, Peter O’Toole’s disastrous performance – what, in his chart, betrays his inability to play the introvert Lawrence with such spectacular insight, when he seemed to have no intuitive connection at all with the introvert Prince? How did the planets at birth encourage John Gielgud to be the finest Hamlet of our time, when that fine actor Jude Law failed to reach the heights? Perhaps another book by another astrologer – but with this book, remember, Alex Trenoweth, comes first. Huckleberry Finn, reading Pilgrim’s Progress, found ‘the statement was interesting, but tough.’ This author’s statements are interesting and far from tough. It deserves to be the bedside book of the year.
Julia Parker 2021