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Margot Fonteyn : A Life
Margot Fonteyn A Life
Author: Meredith Daneman
The legend of Margot Fonteyn has touched every ballerina who has come after her, and her genius endures in the memory of anyone who saw her dance. Yet until now, the complete story of her life has remained untold. Meredith Daneman, a novelist and former dancer, reveals the story of the little girl from suburban England who grew up to become ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140165302
ISBN-10: 0140165304
Publication Date: 10/4/2005
Pages: 672
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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ladyhawk87 avatar reviewed Margot Fonteyn : A Life on + 4 more book reviews
Excellent, comprehensive review of this dancer's life, both on a career and personal level. Much detail on her dance style and development. The influences on Fonteyns dance, including her contemporaries, teachers, partners and directors are covered in detail. Extensive research is apparent. I found this book both compelling and heartbreaking. However, at times I had to put it down, I found Fonteyn's personal life so sad. I felt the author wrote from a contemporary perspective, and took in stride some of the life choices that I thought tragic. As a whole, it's well worth reading.
ukulady avatar reviewed Margot Fonteyn : A Life on + 91 more book reviews
A very readable biography of a ballet icon.


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