Author will share tales of variety stars

An author will be sharing her stories about Shirley Bassey, Louis Armstrong and Eric Morecambe at Featherstone Library next week.

Maureen Prest, former promotions manager at Batley variety Club, will be regaling visitors with first-hand stories of the golden age of variety at the Meet The Author session.

Maureen will talk about her book King of Clubs, which is the only insider’s account of what really went on at the world famous club, both on stage and behind closed doors. She will also share stories about James and Betty Corrigan, the couple whose vision and enterprise built the club, the success of which ultimately cost them their marriage.

Maureen said: “A lot has been written about Batley Variety Club over the years but not all of it is true. Some of the goings on were more outrageous than people have imagined.”

The event - organised by Featherstone Book Club - event will run from 5.45pm to 7pm. Entry is free.

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