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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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.

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London during Blitz was a time of hardship, heroism and hope. For the author - 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 faded ballroom. This book shows what life was really during hard years of Blitz and brings to life a lost world.

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"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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