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  • Location: London

The Theatre of Glass and Shadows

The Theatre of Glass and Shadows

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1669: Sometimes the greatest spectacle hides the darkest secrets . . .

  • ISBN: 978-1785305528
  • Genre: Fiction, Gothic, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

In an alternate London, the city’s Theatre District is a walled area south of the river where an immersive production – the Show – has been running for centuries, growing ever bigger, more sprawling and lavish. The Show is open to anyone who can afford a ticket but the District itself is a closed world; even the police have no jurisdiction within its walls.

Juliet’s mother died when she was a baby. Brought up by her emotionally distant father and even more distant stepmother, she has never felt wanted. It’s only when her father passes away that Juliet – now nineteen – learns her birth was registered in the District. Desperate to belong somewhere at last, she travels to London where she hopes to unearth the truth about her identity, her mother’s death and her father’s years of silence – and claim her birthright.

But in the District, there is only one central truth: the Show must go on. And in a world where illusions abound, and powerful men control the narrative, Juliet has no idea of just how far some will go to ensure certain stories are never told . . .

Travel Guide

London’s theatre district

“The Theatre District. The mysterious, glittering Theatre District. It was one of the most famous places in the world, a vast labyrinth of wonders, wound around  a show that had played for centuries. A place where nothing was dull and ordinary. A place you would only belong if you were special, and then you’d belong so hard you’d never have to wonder what your life was really about.”

The theatre and the world of the theatre is just delightful and very evocative. You will soon find paint and powder on your hands as you read. The bright lights, the roar of the crowds and the clack of shoes on the boards. Take your seat and enjoy!

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  The Theatre of Glass and Shadows

Destination/Location: London   Author:  Anne Corlett    Departure: 1669

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