Pirouette

Pirouette : An Ensemble of Ballet Stories

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This carefully chosen selection of 15 stories covers all aspects of a ballet dancer's life - from the trauma of audition and the agonies of training and rehearsals to the glory of live performance - against a backdrop of friendship, rivalry, disappointment and success. There are contributions from famous ballerinas as well as from popular authors. This wide-ranging collection will appeal to all ballet and dance fans.The stories included are: "Samantha and Lizinka" by Susan Clement Farrar; "Rehearsal Revenge" by Jahnna N. Malcolm; "Pulling Up the Old Socks" by Lynn Seymour; "Lucy Jane and the Russian Ballet" by Susan Hampshire; "Ugly Feet Are Beautiful" by James David Landis; "Summer Camp" by Cynthia Voigt; "The Greatest" by Michelle Magorian; "Wartime Ballet" by Margot Fonteyn; "The Swan Mother" by Jean Richardson; "A Proper Little Nooryeff" by Jean Ure; "And Olly Did Too" by Jamila Gavin; "Grace" by Harriet Castor; "The Trouble with Salvatore" by Rumer Godden; "Maybe Next Year" by Amy Hest; and, "Pauline Learns a Lesson" by Noel Streatfeild.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753416301
  • 9780753416303

About Harriet Castor

Harriet Castor was just thirteen when the first of her Fat Puss novels was published. She went on to become a children's book editor and now writes full time, for both children and adults. A real ballet enthusiast, having trained at a ballet school until her late teens, Harriet is the author of the popular Ballerinas series. She lives in Oxfordshire.show more

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