A Peep Behind the Scenes is a British novel by O.F. Walton, first published in 1877. It portrays the life of a travelling fair and in particular Rosalie, a girl who works as part of a theatre troupe under her domineering father. It was Walton's best-known work.
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The novel was twice turned into silent films. In 1918 Kenelm Foss directed A Peep Behind the Scenes starring Ivy Close and Gerald Ames. In 1929 Jack Raymond made a further version.