A Dancer in Wartime: The Touching True Story of a Young Girl's Journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights

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Vintage UK
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5.1 X 7.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Gillian Lynne is a ballerina, dancer, actor, theater director, television director, and choreographer, best known for her iconic choreography for Cats and Phantom of the Opera. As part of what would soon become the Royal Ballet, she was renowned for her portrayal of the Black Queen in de Valois's Checkmate, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, and in roles created for her by Frederick Ashton and Robert Helpmann. Her film, television, and stage credits include many long-running West End and Broadway shows, productions for the RSC and English National Opera, and The Muppets. She continues to produce television, film, and stage productions.

"A charming and moving portrait of a wartime childhood and an extraordinary account of what it takes to make it on stage . . . I couldn't put it down." --Elaine Paige, actress and musician

"Gillian's journey through dance is a story of passion and devotion that should be read by everyone, not just dance lovers." --Arlene Phillips, choreographer

"Linskey has done for Newcastle what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh. . . . The writing is as fast and furious as a well-oiled machine gun. This alone is impressive, but he also possesses a talent for character development that elevates the story to a new level. An impressive and intelligent début." --New York Journal of Books on The Drop