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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 Romanov's Imperial Russian Ballet is the only th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781489256706
Barcode 9781489256706
Published 21 January 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Turner, Kerri
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Feb 2019

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ISBN-13 9781489256706
ISBN-10 1489256709
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Feb 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HQ Fiction
Publication Date 21 January 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Turner, Kerri
Category Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 430g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 945984

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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 Romanov's 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 to soloist, utilising not only her talent, but her alliances with influential rich men that grants them her body, but never her heart. When Luka Zhirkov - the gifted son of a factory worker - joins the company, her passion for ballet and love is rekindled, putting at risk everything that she has built. 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 war tightens its grip and the country starves, Luka is increasingly burdened with guilt about their lavish lifestyles. While Luka and Valentina's secret connection grows, the country rockets toward a revolution that will decide the fate of every dancer. 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 class turmoil, passion and just how much two people will sacrifice...

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