Dora's Story (Paperback)
  • Dora's Story (Paperback)
zoom

Dora's Story (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 28/11/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is an extraordinary account of a young Jewish girl whose childhood was torn apart by the Nazis, who made her way as a dancer, as an actress, as a designer, from Sofia to Vienna to London to Hollywood. Dora Reisser was highly successful in her three careers, and here she tells her heartrending, exciting story with humour and honesty - the little-known story of how Bulgaria's Jews survived the Holocaust, her life in post-war Vienna, and her rise to become one of the leading dancers in the Vienna Opera. A refugee from the Nazi regime as a child, Dora trained and danced with the Vienna Opera as their youngest solo dancer until an accidental fall in her late teens ended her dancing career. She then moved to London and studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. After a career on British television, in a few Hollywood films and on the stage, she gave up her acting career to raise a family and, beginning in the 1980s, she became one of Britain's leading fashion designers. Dora went from wealth to poverty, heartbreak and danger, and bounced back again and again, with all the vigour and determination of a Jewish Scarlett O'Hara. She knew the world of Harry Lime and Bernie Cornfeld, the KGB and the early days of Israel, and had lovers along the way. She uniquely describes the hard and painful world of ballet, the exaltation of success, and the despair of a career tragically curtailed. We sometimes forget about the generation whose parents' lives were destroyed by Hitler and who had to reconstruct their souls amid the rubble and ruins that were all that was left of Old Europe. Dora's Story is a tale of triumph over every possible adversity, a story of terror and hunger and persistence. Above all, it is the tale of a survivor.

Publisher: Troubador Publishing
ISBN: 9781785899836
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: UK ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
'An interesting story set in interesting times, a powerful combination.' -- Julian Fellowes
'The most moving and straightforward self-appraisal I have ever read.' -- Robert Hardy
'A marvellous book.' -- Michael Billington

You may also be interested in...

Wham! George & Me
Added to basket
Year of the Monkey
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Behind the Lens
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Gotta Get Theroux This
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Really?
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Born A Crime
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Home Work
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Me
Added to basket
Me
£25.00   £12.49
Hardback
Record Play Pause
Added to basket
Barefoot Pilgrimage
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Glossy Years
Added to basket
I Carried a Watermelon
Added to basket
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Added to basket
Who am I, again?
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Tall Tales and Wee Stories
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.