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A Dancer in Wartime: The Touching True Story of a Young Girls Journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights

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A unique memoir about ballet, World War II, and a peerless group of dancers, this is an irresistible read for all ballet lovers Gillian Lynne is one of the worlds preeminent choreographers, but she started her career as a ballerina, learning to dance alongside Margot Fonteyn during World War II, and here is the story of her extraordinary childhood. From Miss Madeleine Sha A unique memoir about ballet, World War II, and a peerless group of dancers, this is an irresistible read for all ballet lovers Gillian Lynne is one of the worlds preeminent choreographers, but she started her career as a ballerina, learning to dance alongside Margot Fonteyn during World War II, and here is the story of her extraordinary childhood. From Miss Madeleine Sharps Ballet Class for Young Ladies in Bromley to being evacuated with her theater school to a crumbling pile in rural Leicestershire, and from performing in the West End with doodlebugs falling to touring a devastated Europe to entertain the troops, the early years were hard, exciting, and dramatic. And when the call came to join Sadlers Wells—well, what ballerina hopeful could have asked for more? An irresistible mix of wartime nostalgia and the story of a leading ballerinas hard-won path to success, this is the perfect read for all ballet lovers, and is illustrated throughout with exquisitely charming black-and-white photos, programs, and keepsakes.

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A unique memoir about ballet, World War II, and a peerless group of dancers, this is an irresistible read for all ballet lovers Gillian Lynne is one of the worlds preeminent choreographers, but she started her career as a ballerina, learning to dance alongside Margot Fonteyn during World War II, and here is the story of her extraordinary childhood. From Miss Madeleine Sha A unique memoir about ballet, World War II, and a peerless group of dancers, this is an irresistible read for all ballet lovers Gillian Lynne is one of the worlds preeminent choreographers, but she started her career as a ballerina, learning to dance alongside Margot Fonteyn during World War II, and here is the story of her extraordinary childhood. From Miss Madeleine Sharps Ballet Class for Young Ladies in Bromley to being evacuated with her theater school to a crumbling pile in rural Leicestershire, and from performing in the West End with doodlebugs falling to touring a devastated Europe to entertain the troops, the early years were hard, exciting, and dramatic. And when the call came to join Sadlers Wells—well, what ballerina hopeful could have asked for more? An irresistible mix of wartime nostalgia and the story of a leading ballerinas hard-won path to success, this is the perfect read for all ballet lovers, and is illustrated throughout with exquisitely charming black-and-white photos, programs, and keepsakes.
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Title A Dancer in Wartime: The Touching True Story of a Young Girls Journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights Height 12.7
Gillian Lynne Width 2.3
ISBN-13 9780099555773 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0099555778 Spine Width
Publisher Flying Vintage Publishing Pages 304
Edition Availability In Stock

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