Miss McKirdy's Daughters Will Now Dance the Highland Fling

Miss McKirdy's Daughters Will Now Dance the Highland Fling

3.09 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$9.47

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Miss McKirdy had three daughters - one of them Barbara Kinghorn - and she taught them Scottish dancing at a convent school in South Africa. She made sure her daughters danced well and they won prizes at the Highland Games in Edinburgh. Barbara grew up dealing not only with her mother's obsession with dancing, but her father's alcoholism, one sister's slow descent into madness and another's death from cancer. This was lived out against a background of life in South Africa before the end of apartheid. Finally Barbara left South Africa for England where life was something of a shock - particularly when she found herself working as a maid for the aristocracy in between doing acting jobs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552996378
  • 9780552996372

Rating details

11 ratings
3.09 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 36% (4)
3 36% (4)
2 27% (3)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X