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Description - The Ballroom by Anna Hope

The unputdownable historical novel from the acclaimed author of WAKE and EXPECTATION - a devastating story of love and madness at the brink of the Great War.

The unputdownable historical novel by the acclaimed and bestselling author of WAKE and EXPECTATION- a devastating story of love and madness at the brink of the Great War.

'Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I've ever read' DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife

'Compelling, elegant, insightful' OBSERVER

1911- Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet it is a dance that will change two lives forever.

Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM tells a rivetting tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which. It is a love story like no other.

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Praise for Anna Hope's The Ballroom-

'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5

'Moving, fascinating' Times

'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail

'Unsentimental and affecting' Sunday Times

'Exquisitely good' Metro

'Absolutely fantastic . . . I'm in real awe of her writing' ELIZABETH MACNEAL, author of The Doll Factory
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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552779470
ISBN-10: 0552779474
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anna Hope

ANNA HOPE was born in Manchester and educated at Oxford University and RADA. THE BALLROOM is inspired by the true story of her great-great-grand-father. She is the author of the acclaimed debut novel WAKE. Follow her on Twitter @Anna_Hope

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