A unique memoir about ballet, the second world war and a peerless group of dancers; an irresistible read for all ballet lovers.
Gillian Lynne is one of the world's pre-eminent choreographers, but she started her career as a ballerina, learning to dance alongside Margot Fonteyn during the Second World War.
A Dancer in Wartime tells the story of Gillian's extraordinary childhood. From Miss Madeleine Sharp's Ballet Class for Young Ladies in Bromley to being evacuated with her theatre school to a crumbling pile in rural Leicestershire; 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 Sadler's Wells -- well, what ballerina hopeful could have asked for more?