Lost Empires, Paperback Book


In the months before the First World War, Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle's Illusionist act on the Music Hall stage.

An evocation, both funny and sad, of a young man's awakening to the world of love and sex, "Lost Empires" is also a richly coloured portrait of a life soon to change irrevocably.

Received with rave reviews when first published in 1965, this Priestley classic was later made into a major television series starring Colin Firth.

Set in the world of Music Hall, Priestley delivers a captivating snapshot of fascinating period in theatre history whilst creating a social drama with believable and intriguing characterisation.




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