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Review The Improbable Adventures of Miss Emily Soldene: Actress, Writer, and Rebel Victorian

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Author: Helen Batten

Genre: Historical
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749026578
Pages: 0
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 23rd September 2021

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Price: £16.99

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 ‘I rode on the stage in such style, that the men in front forgot I was a girl, and also forgot to laugh.’

A portrait of an almost forgotten star who trod the boards, travelled the globe and tore up the Victorian rule book.

From humble beginnings as the daughter of a Clerkenwell milliner, Emily Soldene rose to become a star of the London stage and a formidable impresario with her own opera company. The darling of London’s theatreland, she later reinvented herself as a journalist and writer who scandalised the capital with her backstage revelations. 

Weaving through the grit and glamour of Victorian music halls and theatres, taking encounters with the Pre-Raphaelites and Charles Dickens in her stride, Emily became the toast of New York and ventured far off the beaten track to tour in Australia and New Zealand.

In The Improbable Adventures of  Miss Emily Soldene, a life filled with performance, travel and incident returns to centre stage.

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