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By Neil Bartlett

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ISBN: 9781620407271
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 2014-07-31
Number of Pages: 289
Website: Amazon

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Reggie Rainbow has came across the ideal occupation for somebody who loves to preserve himself to himself: it's his activity to ensure that a few issues remain out of sight and out of brain. Reggie Rainbow is an indignant younger guy who treads the behind the scenes corridors of down-at-heel theatres for a dwelling. youth polio has left him with a limp, yet his robust hands and nimble palms are positioned to excellent use backstage, supporting the illusionist Mr Brookes to 'disappear' a chain of glamorous assistants two times nightly. yet in 1953, bookings for magic acts are scarce, even in London. So whilst Mr Brookes is all at once provided a slot on the Brighton Grand, Reggie reveals himself again out at the highway and dwelling in a wierd new city. the ocean air starts off to paintings its personal abnormal type of magic, and, because the bunting is going up within the streets outdoor the theatre for the Grand's imminent Coronation staggering, Reggie starts off to ask yourself simply how a lot of his personal lifestyles is an act - and what may have occurred to a person who disappeared from that existence in the past. Set within the tarnished international of Fifties kind, The Disappearance Boy is a masterful and darkish story of affection misplaced and located; of blood, sweat - and all of the different secrets and techniques which are saved hidden away at the back of these pink velvet curtains.

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