A Dancer in Wartime: The touching true story of a young girl's journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights (Paperback)
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A Dancer in Wartime: The touching true story of a young girl's journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 08/11/2012
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London during the Blitz was a time of hardship, heroism and hope.

For Gillian Lynne - a budding ballerina - it was also a time of great change as she was evacuated from war-torn London to a crumbling mansion, where dance classes took place in the faded ballroom.

Life was hard, but her talent and dedication shone through and an astonishing journey ensued, which saw Gillian dancing a triumphant debut in Swan Lake, performing in the West End with doodlebugs falling and touring a devastated Europe entertaining the troops.

A Dancer in Wartime paints a vivid and moving picture of what life was really like during the hard years of the Blitz and brings to life a lost world.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099555773
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gillian's journey through dance is a story of passion and devotion that should be read by everyone, not just dance lovers -- Arlene Phillips
A beautiful tale of heartbreak, talent, determination and star quality * Daily Mail *
Wonderfully nostalgic and magical * Easy Living *
A charming and affecting memoir * Sunday Express, Books of the Year *
An extraordinary tale -- Sarah Crompton * Daily Telegraph *

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“So moving and inspiring!”

Wow, what a read, the story of Gillian's life from a hyper young girl to dancing at Sadler's Wells, with tragic and life affirming incidents on the way is truly inspirational, not just to people in the arts... More

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