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Lost Empire
J. B. Priestley


In the months before the First World War, Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle’s illusionist act on the Music Hall stage where he comes into contact with larger than life, garish and outrageous characters. Both funny and sad, Lost Empires tells of a young man’s awakening to the world of love and sex, and is also a richly coloured portrait of a dying world of theatre and of lives and a society that the Great War would soon change irrevocably.

Great Northern Books, 9781912101962
Paperback 336pp