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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753825785
ISBN-10: 0753825783
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 36mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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