ISBN 9780006542551,At Freddie's

At Freddie's

Publisher:

Flamingo

Rs939

Publisher

Flamingo

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780006542551

ISBN-10 0006542557
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Contemporary Fiction

Penelope Fitzgerald's brilliant novel about life at an eccentric stage school. In the 1960s, Freddie's was the usual name for the Temple Stage School, which supplied the West End theatres with children for roles in everything from Shakespeare to pantomime. Freddie, the proprietress, is a formidable woman, of unknown age and provenance. But everybody who is anybody claims to know her. By sheer force of character and single-minded thrust she has turned herself into a national institution. This story of what happened at Freddie's is not only for theatre-lovers, but for people who care about children or hate them, or were -- once upon a time -- children themselves. In particular, it is for those of us who sometimes pretend to be what we are not -- that is to say, act a little.
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