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The Empire is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Empire by Michael Ball


Genre: Historical Mystery / Drama

Tour Dates: 13th - 19th October 2022

Publication Date: 13th October 2022

Publisher: Zaffre, Bonnier Books UK

Standalone first book in a series

Estimated Page Count: 400

Formats available: Netgalley Widget or UK Paperbacks

Types of post available: Review Only

Author Content Warning: PTS / Grief / Loss / Mourning

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Welcome to The Empire Theatre.

For young Jack Treadwell, looking for work and struggling to adapt to civilian life after the Great War, The Empire is a lifeline. He is instantly mesmerised by the glitz and glamour on stage, but also by the chaos and eclectic cast working backstage. Taking a job as stage doorman, Jack makes The Empire his home.

But Jack soon discovers it is not just those on stage who are acting. With whispers of a scandalous cover-up and rivalries that threaten the future of The Empire, tensions rise, along with the curtain. For there is treachery at the heart of The Empire and a shocking secret waiting in the wings. Can Jack discover the truth before it is too late, and the theatre that means so much to them all goes dark?

Set in the roaring 1920s, Musical Theatre legend Michael Ball brings his trademark warmth, wit, glamour, and incredible ability to transport an audience to this, his debut novel.

Enjoy the show!

About Michael Ball

Michael Ball OBE is a singer, actor, presenter and now author. He's been a star of musical theatre for over three decades, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical twice, he's also won two BRIT awards and been nominated for a Grammy. Michael regularly sells out both his solo tours and his Ball & Boe shows with Alfie Boe and has multiple platinum albums. The Empire is his first novel.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

13th October

  1. The Book Magnet

  2. R E Loten: Muse, News and Reviews

  3. Staceywh_17

14th October

  1. Cal Turner Reviews

  2. Jera's Jamboree

  3. Pen and Paper

15th October

  1. Nicki's Book Blog

  2. The Book Decoder

  3. Two Heads Are Better Than One

16th October

  1. It Takes A Woman

  2. Chez Maximka

  3. Bookish Dreamer

17th October

  1. Jan's Book Buzz

  2. loopyloulaura

  3. jen_loves_reading

18th October

  1. BetweenTheLines

  2. Bookmarks and Stages

  3. Books by Bindu

19th October

  1. Stardust Book Reviews

  2. Northernreader

  3. Ginger Book Geek

20th October

  1. Linda's Book Bag

  2. Portobello Book Blog

  3. The BookBloggingBureau

21st October

  1. Me And My Books


  3. Melanie’s reads

22nd October

  1. Sarah's Vignettes

  2. Tizi's Book Review

  3. @tamisreadingcorner

23rd October

  1. Boon’s Bookcase

  2. From Under The Duvet

  3. All things bookie

24th October

  1. Page to Stage

  2. David's Book Blurg

  3. Jackiesreadingcorner

25th October

  1. Bookish Jottings

  2. @mrsbookburnee

  3. Bookaddictnaomi

26th October

  1. The Comfy Chair

  2. Kirsty_Reviews_Books

  3. Christian Bookaholic

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