THE AUTOGRAPH SEEKER

THE AUTOGRAPH SEEKER

Author : Tony V. Francis

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Classification Fiction
Pub Date 20 November 2017
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 396 pages
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978-93-81506-99-8
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During the colonial rule in India, fate throws together a diverse cast onto the San Souci Theatre stage – Esther Leech, the Kohinoor of Bengal theatre; James Barry, the theatre manager facing bankruptcy; Alice Anderson, the enchanting English woman estranged from her husband Thomas Anderson; and Baboo Bustomchurn Addy, the dark Bengali actor infatuated with Alice and ready to kill for her.
Yet, history has forgotten this cast who perished with the San Souci Theatre until it’s discovered by a school boy in Calcutta desperate to tell their story. To help him is an effervescent Anglo Indian beauty. She’s mute. It was the end of innocence and the dawn of a glorious institution.
Unearth the story of the greatest theatre in colonial India hidden for the last 150 years inside the pages of this epic school-age novel.

About author

Raised in Calcutta, Tony studied at St. Xavier’s Collegiate school and college. He is passionate about theatre, radio and public communication having won numerous awards at international speech contests. After an impressive stint at Star India’s Radio City when India got its first private Fm station he began his rewarding ten years and one day run with Red Fm. As station director, his Bangalore station won two Golds at IRF Excellence in Radio Awards and another Gold at the NYF International Radio Awards. Tony is now a Senior Director with The WPP Group , world leader in advertising, marketing and communication services.
He is an alumnus of Alliance Business Academy and IIM Bangalore. Tony is a sought-after public communicator, and Toastmasters International has awarded him with the Advance Communicator Gold certification. Tony lives in Bangalore with his wife and two children