Listen to the Nightingale - Rumer Godden (Paperback)

A Virago Modern Classic

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Rumer Godden's enchanting classic about a girl who overcomes the odds to become a ballet dancer will thrill young readers.

Product Details

Barcode
9781844088508
Department
Books
Released
4 Apr 2013
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Rumer Godden
Subtitle
A Virago Modern Classic
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Series
VMC
Language
English
Number of Pages
240
Dimensions
198 x 126 x 16mm (170g)

Summary

'Never forget, Charlotte, you were born to be a dancer . . . Never forget. Promise.'

Before her ballet teacher died, Lottie promised Madame Holbein to be the dancer her mother never lived to become. Orphaned at birth, Lottie has been brought up by her aunt, and though she is loved, she is lonely. Then she finds Prince, a spaniel puppy, and discovers a love and loyalty that is boundless.

When Lottie passes the tough audition for Queen's Chase, Her Majesty's Junior Ballet School, everybody is thrilled - except, surprisingly, Lottie. She will have to board at school, and what will happen to her beloved dog? To choose between the two is breaking her heart.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

Rumer Godden (1907-98) was the acclaimed author of over sixty works of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Born in England, she and her siblings grew up in Narayanganj, India, and she later spent many years living in Calcutta and Kashmir. Several of her novels were made into films, including Black Narcissus, The Greengage Summer and The River, which was filmed by Jean Renoir. She was appointed OBE in 1993.