Theatre of marvels / Lianne Dillsworth.
- ISBN: 9780358627913
- ISBN: 0358627915
- Physical Description: viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublisher, 
- Copyright: ©2022
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The African in the audience -- Making ready to perform -- The Great Amazonia -- The language of my forefathers -- A walk along The Strand -- Rehearsal -- A handbill for the black poor -- Breakfast with Crillick -- A visit to Charles II Street -- Overlooking the Thames -- The leopard in the library -- The empty kitchen -- A game of billiards -- Stalking Crillick -- Winters the grocer's -- A meeting at Exeter Hall -- The warehouse are West India Docks -- A gift from Ellen -- A picnic at Richmond -- A place to stay at Holborn -- Inside Crillick's office -- The dog and duck at Fleet Street -- An encounter with Black Bill -- Hussmann's Coffeehouse -- To Mayfair -- Barky's revelation -- Farewell performance -- Within the Odditorium -- An unexpected visitor -- A scene at Embankment.
With her success riding on her ability to keep her real identity secret, Zillah, an orphan from the slums of London who has achieved theatrical fame as The Great Amazonia, "a savage queen from darkest Africa," finds her planning upended when she is torn between two men--a mysterious black gentleman and her boss's friend who offers her the world
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