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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Great Northern Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781905080373