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No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story
No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story
by Carlos Acosta
Edition: Hardcover

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant and dazzling, 3 Oct 2007
Carlos Acosta's memoir is as vibrant and dazzling as his dancing. Telling the story of his incredible journey from breakdancing urchin on the streets of Havana to prince at the Royal Opera House, this is much more than a book about ballet, it is the lyrical and moving tale of a boy's gift, his father's ambition, and the price he pays for fame. With sensual descriptions that evoke the scents and rhythms of Havana, at times, the book feels more like a magical realist novel than an autobiography. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, always charming - a totally engrossing read.

A Question of Love
A Question of Love
by Isabel Wolff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.48

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and unpredictable, 19 July 2006
This review is from: A Question of Love (Paperback)
Lots of books with pastel covers do have a same-y quality about them, but not this one. It's full of fun, but full of depth too, and peopled with flawed characters facing unusual challenges which a lesser writer would have shied away from. I found it a really satisfying read, and would highly recommend it.

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