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Adventures of a Victorian actor 

Helen Batten discusses the life of Victorian singer, performer and entrepreneur Emily Soldene

Victorian singer, performer and entrepreneur Emily Soldene

Helen Batten shares stories from her new biography of Victorian singer, stage performer and entrepreneur Emily Soldene, from a career in London’s rowdy music halls to adventures abroad and the bright lights of 19th-century Broadway.

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Helen Batten is the author of The Improbable Adventures of Emily Soldene: Actress, Writer and Victorian Rebel(Allison & Busby, 2021)