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By Barry Anthony

during this booklet, Barry Anthony explores the felony and socially subversive behaviourwhich abounded in and round the Victor- ian Strand. He introduces us to an enormous diversity of characters - from prostitutes, self belief tricksters, vagrants and cadgers, to the actors, comedians and music-hall stars who trod the forums of the Strand’s early theatres. He tells the tales of Lottie Collins, whose music-hall music Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay used to be acknowledged to have heralded the ‘Naughty Nineties’; the disappearance of younger actress Mabel Love which created a countrywide sensation; and the homicide of William Terriss, slain by means of a fellow actor on the level door of the Adelphi Theatre. those tales, and plenty of extra, are performed out opposed to the actual geography of the Strand - leisure venues similar to the Coal gap, the Cyder Cellars, the Tivoli track corridor and the Adelphi, Gaiety and Strand theatres; vari-ous taverns, oyster bars, barbers’ outlets, tobacconists; the traditional and disreputable region of Holywell highway and Wych highway; and, less than all, the darkish, subterranean global of the Adelphi Arches.

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