Description - Bloomsbury Ballerina by Judith Mackrell
Born in 1891 in St Petersburg, Lydia Lopokova lived a long and remarkable life. Her vivacious personality and the sheer force of her charm propelled her to the top of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Through a combination of luck, determination and talent, Lydia became a star in Paris, a vaudeville favourite in America, the toast of Britain and then married the world-renowned economist and formerly homosexual, John Maynard Keynes.Lydia's story links ballet and the Bloomsbury group, war, revolution and the economic policies of the super-powers. She was an immensely captivating, eccentric and irreverent personality: a bolter, a true bohemian and, eventually, an utterly devoted wife.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 36mm)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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Author Biography - Judith Mackrell
Judith Mackrell is a writer and dance critic for the Guardian. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.
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