Drama in which the affair between an aspiring young novelist and an established writer threatens the stability of a family. Emelia Conan Doyle (Jessica Brown Findlay) is a wannabe novelist, struggling to live up to the literary heritage of a family dominated by the achievements of Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the 'Sherlock Holmes' stories. She takes a job at a remote hotel on the outskirts of a seaside town and begins an affair with its owner, Jonathan Fischer (Sebastian Koch), an established writer who she believes can help her with her work. However, Emelia also develops a friendship with Jonathan's teenage daughter, Beth (Felicity Jones), and maintains relations with his wife, Joanna (Julie Ormond). As the secret affair progresses, weaving an increasingly tangled web, will the two authors come to regret their dalliance?
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Albatross - noun 1 a large seabird that spends most of its life in flight 2 an oppressive and inescapable fact or influence from the past Seventeen year old force-of-nature Emelia (newcomer Jessica Brown Findlay) starts a new job at The Cliff House a small hotel on the South Coast of England run by the dysfunctional Fischer family Beth Fischer (Felicity Jones) also seventeen is cramming for her exams in a desperate bid to escape to University Dad Jonathan (Sebastian Koch) is an author Once the bright young thing of the literary establishment he is now suffering interminable writer's block Wife Joa (Julia Ormond) runs the hotel Jonathan bought with earnings from his first book She resents it him and everyone around her as she gave up her 'promising career as an actress' for this Her only hope is 6-year-old daughter Posy (Katie Overd) who is showing great promise as a performer herself Emelia has been brought up by her grandparents but has a strained relationship with her Grandpa (Peter Vaughan) She is an aspiring writer; believing she is following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle Jonathan sees promise in Emelia and begins to tutor her but their relationship quickly crosses the pupil-teacher line and they embark on a love affair At the same time Emelia and Beth strike up a surprise friendship Emelia's free-spirit helps Beth learn to let her hair down and Emelia is inspired by Beth's determination and focus Secrets are revealed and relationships implode as the threads of the story collide and unravel Can Emelia get rid of the Albatross that hangs round her neck and rewrite herself?
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