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MY OLD MAN: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF MUSIC HALL

Synopsis

John Major’s father, Tom, entered the colourful world of music hall at the age of twenty-one as a comedian and singer. Here, the former prime minister tells his father’s story as a springboard for an entertaining history of the music hall, from its origins in Elizabethan times through to its heyday in the nineteenth century and eventual decline with the rise of radio and cinema in the twentieth century.