A Dancer In Wartime: The Touching True Story Of A Young Girl's Journey From The Blitz To The Bright…

Paperback | December 17, 2012

byGillian Lynne

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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?

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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 ...

GILLIAN LYNNE is a British ballerina, dancer, actor, theatre director, television director and choreographer, best known for her iconic choreography of Cats and Phantom of the Opera. She was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1926. At the age of ten she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dancing, after which she joined the Cone Ripman Sc...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.81 × 5.19 × 0.87 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099555778

ISBN - 13:9780099555773

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