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From a Gin Palace to a King's Palace: Provincial Music Hall in Preston

by David John Hindle - £12.99  The History Press Ltd (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780752444536 | ISBN 10: 0752444530

A roistering look at the history of music hall in the area.
 
This witty, warm and altogether delightful look at the history of music hall in Preston will fascinate lovers of musical history everywhere.
 
Travelling from back-street alehouses to palatial theatres and featuring internationally recognised stars of the genre and some unusual local acts - including a very well received lecture on 'the joy of oysters' - this is a must for anyone who has ever felt the pull of the stage.

(Price & availability last checked: September 2018)

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In categories: Music & Performing Arts, Local Interest, Media & Culture,

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