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The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers

The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers
  

Petrograd, 1914. A country on a knife edge. The story of two people caught in the middle - with everything to lose... A stunning debut from a talented new Australian voice in historical fiction. Valentina Yershova's position in the Romanovs' Imperial Russian Ballet is the only th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780369300508
Published 18 February 2019 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Turner, Kerri
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ISBN-13 9780369300508
ISBN-10 0369300505
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 18 February 2019
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Turner, Kerri
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Petrograd, 1914. A country on a knife edge. The story of two people caught in the middle - with everything to lose... A stunning debut from a talented new Australian voice in historical fiction. Valentina Yershova's position in the Romanovs' Imperial Russian Ballet is the only thing that keeps her from the clutches of poverty. With implacable determination, she has clawed her way through the ranks, relying not only on her talent but her alliances with influential men that grant them her body, but never her heart. Then Luka Zhirkov - the gifted son of a factory worker - joins the company, and suddenly everything she has built is put at risk. For Luka, being accepted into the company fulfils a lifelong dream. But in the eyes of his proletariat father, it makes him a traitor. As civil war tightens its grip and the country starves, Luka is torn between his growing connection to Valentina and his guilt for their lavish way of life. For the Imperial Russian Ballet has become the ultimate symbol of Romanov indulgence, and soon the lovers are forced to choose: their country, their art or each other... A powerful novel of revolution, passion and just how much two people will sacrifice... ''''A wonderful debut from author, Kerri Turner ... Through her own work as a dancer, and thorough historical research, Turner has created figures that literally dance off the page. Like the influence of the ballet company itself, the characters will stay with you long after you have finished reading it.'''' - Caroline Beecham, author of Eleanor's Secret and Maggie's Kitchen ''''a first-class page-turner.'''' Starts at 60

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