Lost empires: being Richard Herncastle's account of his life on the variety stage from November 1913 to August 1914 together with a prologue and epilogue, Volume 686
When Nick Ollanton invites his nephew, Richard Herncastle, to join a magic act, Richard discovers the romance and adventure of the British music hall
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