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.
This is a book with a smart and witty writing style, a gorgeous and inviting cover and some absolutely beautiful descriptions.
This is a new author for me and I have not been disappointed. This is an unusual read which has been slower than I usually prefer. However, I have found myself captivated and addicted to this book.
I have really enjoyed the journey this book has taken us on as readers. I love how unique a plot this one has and it is completely unlike anything I have read previously. I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I have. This is filled with a mix of wonderful characters and this has left me wanting to read more by this author.
This is definitely a book I highly recommend.
Little Miss Book Lover xoxx