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The Ballroom Girls

Jenny Holmes / Claire Storey
Blackpool summer 1942._x000D_Meet the Ballroom Girls: Sylvia Pearl and Joy. Three girls dancing through the turbulence of WWII._x000D_Sylvia is the spoiled only child of an ambitious mother Lorna Ellis who runs a dancing school in Blackpool. Approaching 21 Sylvia is under pressure to scoop up prizes by fair means or foul._x000D_Pearl is the oldest daughter in a large chaotic family who all work at the Pleasure Beach. She often sneaks away to watch ballroom contestants in their glittery finery. She dreams of joining them but will she ever be anything other than an outsider looking in?_x000D_Joy is an evacuee who lost her parents to the Blitz. Now she lives and works in a shabby boarding house and works as a cleaner. Though shy and modest she falls in love with the newest dance craze - the American Jitterbug. When Lorna's rival dance school spots her talent Joy is given a chance to break away from boarding house drudgery and enter the glamorous world of professional ballroom dancing._x000D_Through blackouts and air raids the excitement of the ballroom never dims. But competition is fierce. Will the Ballroom Girls find what they're looking for in the joy of the dance?

  • Published by Story Sound
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Family Saga
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 23rd March 2023
  • Duration 10 Hrs. 34 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781399128810