Title: The Ballet Family
Author: Mabel Esther Allan
Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers
In this sensitively realized story, The Ballet Family by Mabel Esther Allan, the mother is a prima ballerina, the father conducts the orchestra and the children - Pelagia, Edwin, Anne and Delphine - dance. Joan, an orphaned cousin from Lancashire, is deposited, despising everything, into their midst. But through her artistic relatives and the very world they inhabit with such dedication, she discovers her own talents …
The GGBP edition has an introduction by Valerie Dane who trained at a very similar ballet school to Mabel Esther Allan’s Thorburg school in The Ballet Family. Valerie’s article shows how realistic Mabel was in so many ballet matters.
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