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Spiritedly drawn, an authentic recreation of the excitement of life in the theatre spills off the pages as Sorrel, Holly and Mark are sent off to learn all they can from the remarkable Madame Fidola. Orphaned during the war, the three children leave their life in the country and move to live with their grandmother in London. Not only do they discover a love of the theatre for themselves but they also learn of their remarkable theatrical heritage.
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Plucked from their old home in Guernsey and sent all the way to London, the three Forbes children find themselves thrown into the exciting yet frightening world of the theatre. Their mother has come from a long line of great actors and Sorrell, Holly and Mark are expected to carry on the family tradition.
By the renowned author of Ballet Shoes.
|Publication date:||1st April 2009|
|Publisher:||Jane Nissen Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE (December 24, 1895–September 11, 1986), known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author, most famous for her talent of writing children's books including Ballet Shoes (1936). She was born in Sussex, England, the second of three daughters of a local vicar. Her life is described in three semi-autobiographical novels: A Vicarage Family, Away from the Vicarage and Beyond the Vicarage. Noel was considered the "plain" sister in her family, but she shone in performances with her sisters for charity. Upon reaching adulthood she sought a career in theatre, and gained ten years of experience as an actress, working for the ...More About Noel Streatfeild