Love and Miss Harris - The Company of Fools (Paperback)Peter Maughan (author)
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Titus Llewellyn-Gwlynne, actor/manager of the Red Lion Theatre, has lost a backer who was going to fund a theatrical tour - when unexpected salvation appears.
Their home theatre in the East End of London having been bombed during the war, The Red Lion Touring Company embarks on a tour of Britain to take a play written by their new benefactress into the provinces.
As they make their vagabond, singing way, they remain unaware that they leave behind in London a man consumed with thoughts of revenge. Revenge which follows them obsessively from town to town, ending in its final act before the last curtain.
This charming series transports the reader to a lost post-war world of touring rep theatre and once-grand people who have fallen on harder times, smoggy streets, and shared bonhomie over a steaming kettle.
What readers are saying about LOVE AND MISS HARRIS
'A cast of wonderful characters brings this story of life and love, and all the troubles that brings with it to magical fruition in this wonderful story. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes stories that engage and entertain.'
'The writing is smart and witty. The author describes details including scenery, clothing and food beautifully... makes me want to be amongst the beauty again.'
'A very pleasant and interesting story about days gone by.'
Publisher: Prelude Books
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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“A jolly novel of a postwar theatrical tour with some memorable characters”
A bus, a Rolls Royce and a huge heap of playbills go ahead of a troupe of actors as they travel across the south of post war England in this lively tale of people and a play. Peter Maughan has constructed a “Company... More
“Nostalgic but doesn't hide the casual period violence”
Love and Miss Harris by Peter Maughan is the first in his new series. I enjoyed his Batch Magna series and was hoping for some more outings for he characters but this new novel didn’t disappoint.
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“Delightfully old fashioned”
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A delightfully old fashioned tale set in postwar Britain. Somewhat eccentric characters, although a little confusing who's who at times. The gentle, slightly chaotic... More
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