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Pink Basic Satin Ballet Shoes
Pink Basic Satin Ballet Shoes
Price: £5.25 - £34.25

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pink ballet shoes, 1 Dec. 2011
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I bought a couple of pairs of these shoes when I started taking ballet classes again about a year ago. They are very comfortable and I have had no problems with sizing. They come with shoe elastics attached on one side so that the other side can be sewn wherever the wearer finds it most comfortable; I also bought some pink satin ribbon to attach onto the shoes in the traditional 'ballerina' style but this would not be absolutely necessary, as the elastic does a good job of holding the shoes on by itself.

The shoes are excellent quality and good value for money, with average wear (about 4-5 hours of ballet classes/practice per week) each pair lasted me about 3-4 months before I needed to replace them. Though I would imagine that if worn less often they would almost definitely last much longer!

They are also quite easy to clean, I personally favour a sponge-cleaning method with mild baby soap or shampoo and rinsing in warm water, then leaving to dry flat on a tea towel in the airing cupboard. This is useful because the light pink satin fabric covering the outsides of the shoes does tend to become grubby quite quickly on dusty or sticky dance studio floors.

I'd definitely recommend these shoes to anyone who takes ballet lessons. Hope this helps!

Beaded bookmarks
Beaded bookmarks

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fair trade beaded bookmark, 3 Nov. 2011
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As the other reviewers have said, these bookmarks aren't very long, so they wouldn't be suitable for large books. However they are very well made and come in a variety of colours. I ordered one for myself and a second as a Christmas present. They make good gifts and and come packaged in a small cellophane bag, making them easier to wrap up. I will definitely be buying more!

Dancer in Danger (Little Dancer)
Dancer in Danger (Little Dancer)
by Lorna Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dancer In Danger by Lorna Hill, 31 Aug. 2011
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I have been looking for a copy of this book for some time and was very pleased to find that GGBP had re-printed it and that it was available to buy on Amazon. The book is the story of Annette Dancy and her ballet company's tour in Sicily. The character Annette (who features in several of Hill's other stories) is a member of the corps de ballet who is involved in many adventures throughout the book, including an encounter with the notorious banditi, witnessing an eruption of Mount Etna and having her heart stolen by a dashing Sicilian Marchese! The publishers have also printed all of the lovely original illustrations created by Esme Verity, both on the front and back covers of the book, as well as throughout the book. The book also contains a preface written by Hill's daughter, Vicki Emley; a short piece of historical information about the Sicily Landings of 1943, and an introduction and publishing history written by Laura Hicks and Clarissa Cridland.

The book was originally published in 1960 and may therefore seem a little dated to modern readers, but for any fans of Lorna Hill's books - especially the Dancing Peel series and the Sadler's Wells series - it is a real must.

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