by Graham Swift
It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years.
Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night.
Meanwhile, Jack - Jack Robinson, as in 'before you can say' - is everyone's favourite compere, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together. ...