Hester's Story

by Adele Geras

Family Drama Sagas and Romance

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Follow-up to Facing the Light – how a bleak Yorkshire childhood was transformed into a career as a prima ballerina.

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Hester's Story Synopsis

Hester Fielding was once the leading ballerina of her day. Her life is the stuff of drama: a bleak Yorkshire childhood transformed by the discovery of her amazing gifts as a dancer; a dangerous love affair that can only lead to heartbreak; and a secret that would topple her from her pinnacle of fame if it ever came out.

Now Hester has returned to Yorkshire, to Wychwood where, each year at Christmas, a ballet is performed on Twelfth Night in the little theatre there. Just before the company arrives at Wychwood, Hester receives a phone call that brings back haunting memories. As the dancers prepare for the opening night of Sarabande, and loyalties shift and tempers flare, the past comes crashing into the present in ways that Hester could never have predicted.

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Hester's Story Press Reviews

'The author's warm writing style and her skills with her characters will keep you reading with pleasure. Her first novel, Facing The Light, was a deserved bestseller, and this will surely join it'
CHOICE
 
'A spellbinding saga'
COMPANY

'The best kind of comfort reading, this romantic novel blots out all the everyday stresses.
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ISBN: 9780752865041
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752851563
Publication date: 31/12/2004
Publisher: Orion
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752865041
Publication date: 11th January 2006
Author: Adele Geras
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Family Drama, Sagas and Romance,
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About Adele Geras

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem in 1944. Her first book appeared in 1976, since when she has published 80 books for children and young adults. She is the mother of two daughters, and lives with her husband in Manchester.

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