(From the publisher):
In the 1960s, "Freddie's" was the common name for the Temple Stage School, which supplied London's West End theaters with child actors for everything from Shakespeare to musicals to the Christmas pantomime. Freddie, the proprietress, is a formidable woman of unknown age and murky background who brings anyone she encounters under her spell—so common an occurrence that it is known as "being Freddied."
At Freddie's we meet any and all theatrical types, including dour Pierce and enchanting Hannah, two teachers whose love affiar falters when Hannah falls for an amiable drunken actor; Jonathan, a nine-year-old actor of great promise, and his slick rival Mattie; and Joey Blatt, who devises wicked plans to rescue Freddie's from insolvency.
Original title: At Freddie's
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction