“Mankind owes much to entertainers. They have brightened our lives and lifted our spirits. They have
given us excitement and joy, cares have faded away and we have been lost in admiration by their
artistry and prowess.”
In The Great Entertainers, the author Mark Hichens shines the spotlight on iconic entertainers from across
the 19th and 20th Century including: Noel Cowel, Margot Fonteyn, Gilbert & Sullivan, Marie Lloyd, Vaslav
Nijinsky, Edith Piaf, Paul Robeson and Frank Sinatra.
Covering a myriad of topics, Mark Hichens tells of entertainers who reached the top of their profession,
their successes and failures, their courage and hard work, and their perseverance and popularity.
Author Mark Hichens is a biographer, historian and retired teacher. His publications include history
books, Wives of the Kings of England – from Hanover to Windsor (Peter Owen), Wives of the Kings of
England – from Normans to Stuarts (Book Guild), Queens and Empresses (Book Guild), The Inimitable P
G Wodehouse (Book Guild), a biography and treasury of the popular writer, and The Great Performers (Book