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At freddie's
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[United States] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
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A London theater school resists the cultural shifts of the 1960s in this novel by the Booker Prize-winning author--with an introduction by Simon Callow.

It is the 1960s, and London's West End theaters all rely on Freddie Wentworth, the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School, to supply them with child actors for their productions of everything from Shakespeare to musicals to Christmas pantomimes. Of unknown age and origin, Freddie is a skirt-swathed enigma--a woman who by sheer force of character has turned herself and her school into a national institution. But as the cultural revolution transforms London, not even Freddie can keep its influence at bay.

Basing this intimate novel on her experiences teaching at London's Italia Conti stage school, Penelope Fitzgerald spins the story of Jonathan, a child actor of great promise, and his slick rival Mattie; Joey Blatt, who has wicked plans to rescue Freddie's from insolvency; and Freddie herself, who faces an increasingly urgent choice between her principles and the school's survival.
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"Freddie's" is the familiar name of the Temple Stage School, which supplies London's West End theaters with child actors for everything from Shakespeare to musicals to the Christmas pantomime. Its proprietress, Freddie Wentworth, 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 her school, we meet dour Pierce, a teacher hopelessly smitten with enchanting Hannah; Jonathan, a child actor of great promise, and his slick rival Mattie; and Joey Blatt, who has wicked plans to rescue Freddie's from insolvency. Up to its surprising conclusion, At Freddie's is thoroughly beguiling.
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Fitzgerald, P. (2013). At freddie's. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Fitzgerald, Penelope. 2013. At Freddie's. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Fitzgerald, Penelope, At Freddie's. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Fitzgerald, Penelope. At Freddie's. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Web.

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