The Variety Girls

The Variety Girls

by Tracy Baines


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Even with the country at war, the show must go on...

Yarmouth, 1939

The Empire Theatre on Britannia Pier faces an uncertain future with the outbreak of war. Producer Jack Holland hopes to revive the theatre’s fortunes with his new show – he just needs find new stars to cast. Aspiring singer Jessie Delaney has two loves – sweetheart Harry and the music halls. Feeling trapped by her lot in life, she’s desperate to the get break of a lifetime.

Music has always been a solace and Jessie thinks the theatre could be her chance to make a new life for herself. When Harry is enlisted and sent off to fight, Jessie turns to new friends and fellow singers Frances and Dolly to help see her through the tough times.

Can Jessie follow her dream and find happiness on- and off-stage?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781529103809
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Edition description: None
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tracy Baines worked, starting at age 16, summer seasons, pantomimes, and everything else in between at the local end of the pier show. She met her husband when he was appearing with the Nolan Sisters and she was Assistant Stage Manager. Her knowledge of the theater world from both sides of the stage and the hierarchy that keeps the show running really bring this saga to life. She’s also written articles and short stories for key publications for this audience including Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break, The People’s Friend, and My Weekly.

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