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Author Bartlett, Neil, 1958- author.

Title The disappearance boy / Neil Bartlett.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2014.

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Description 282 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of down-at-heel theatres for a living. Childhood polio has left him with a limp, but his strong arms and nimble fingers are put to perfect use behind the scenes, helping the illusionist Mr Brookes to 'disappear' a series of glamorous assistants twice nightly. But in 1953, bookings for magic acts are scarce, even in London. So when Mr Brookes is unexpectedly offered a slot at the Brighton Grand, Reggie finds himself back out on the road and living in a strange new town. The sea air begins to work its own peculiar kind of magic, and, as the bunting goes up in the streets outside the theatre for the Grand's forthcoming Coronation spectacular, Reggie begins to wonder just how much of his own life is an act--and what might have happened to somebody who disappeared from that life long ago.
Subject Magicians -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781408850442
1408850443
1620407256
9781620407257

 
    
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