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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great insight to a dancer, 30 Jun 2003
This review is from: Life in Dance (Hardcover)
I LOVE this book and have read it cover to cover so many times. I love dance but I feel that this is an interesting book for all and not just dancers.
It gives a great insight into the life and dancing career of one of the U.K's favourite dancers.
Darcy Bussel, writes realisticly about her past, present and future and it is hard to put down and you feel like Darcy is talking to you the way she is so open and fun!
This is a great read for all ( and has interesting pictures of the dancer as well!)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent, a very good read especialy if you are a ballet fan, 29 May 2001
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This review is from: Life in Dance (Hardcover)
A very good book, I couldn't put it down. It tells you everything about her life, from being a cheeky child to one of the most famous dancers in the world. You learn about her achievments and the hard times, like when she was bullied at White Lodge and when she was promoted to a Principal Dancer. Darey tells you about her favourite rolls and partners, about her injuries and her strops! I really liked this book and I recommened it to everyone especially Darcey or ballet fans.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - not to be missed by any Bussel fans!, 25 May 2001
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This review is from: Life in Dance (Hardcover)
Combining a collection of classic pictures of this increadible dancer, with excellent descriptions of her dancing career that would be a credit to even the most accomplished writer! The amusing heading to the first chapter "From Baby to Bunhead:How I came to be a ballerina" is an innovative idea, making an excellent beginning to a very enjoyable book. Darcey includes a glossary and a chronology of her debuts, and describes her feelings about the views of critics and paparazzi. Her book is suitable for a wide age range and is an inspirational approach to the world of dance. As you read this book, you come to have a broader knowledge of Darceys dancing life, of her rival Sylvie Guillem and the silent arguement they have as to who will dance with Johnathon Cope, their best matched partner, and her most pleasing and successful roles. I hope this review will inspire other Darcey Bussel fans to buy such an indepth and enjoyable book on this talented star who is such a treasure to the Royal Ballet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bussell Ballet Bonanza, 8 Dec 2009
This review is from: Life in Dance (Hardcover)
A lovely, charming book about a lovely, charming and brilliant dancer. Includes wonderful pictures. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable read and one not to be missed by ballet and Bussell fans alike.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A gift., 18 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Life in Dance (Hardcover)
I bought this as a gift for someone. It arrived in good time (much faster than quoted) and even though
pre-read was in excellent condition.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE CLASS AND ELEGANCE, 28 Feb 2010
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This review is from: Life in Dance (Hardcover)
For those TV dance fans who didn't know who Darcey was before she appeared as a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' (or her cameo on 'Vicar of Dibley') reading this book is almost as good as watching Darcey dance on TV. Nothing is as good as watching Darcey dance live on stage.

At the peak of her powers, Darcey was dubbed 'Britain's Ballerina' ... this autobiography goes a long way to introducing her to a country that has barely heard of her. Which is a shame now she has retired from the stage. This book is the perfect tribute to her ... in her own words.
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