When a flower girl is killed on the streets of Victorian London, two innocent comedians stand accused of her murder. Vilified by their audience, and hounded by a police sergeant seeking promotion, they find themselves in a murky world of deceit and lies; a world of conspirators and aristocrats, lovers and killers...
*** Set in the rumbustious Music Hall of the late 19th century, 'Out of the Limelight' is a tale of conspiracy, murder and love. This is a gripping read - a Victorian novel with a contemporary flavour, full of colourful characters, warmth, wit and humour. ***
About the Author
After an early introduction to music hall from his grandfather, a professional musician in an oompah band, James was hooked on the bright lights of theatre. Never quite realising his full potential at school, he went on to a work as a strawberry picker, aircraft valetter and photographic processing assistant, before he finally realised his dream and became a TV and theatre director. He has written several episodes of television comedy, as well as short stories for women's magazines. The inspiration for Out of the Limelight, the first of a series of novels featuring Farrow and Flint, came from his research into his family history, and his longstanding passion for the vibrant characters and world of music hall.