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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Beneath the Parisian Skies
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'Paris, 1917

'Ballerina Viktoriya Budian narrowly escapes Russia with her life. She arrives in Paris, determined to start fresh with the famed Ballets Russes but her newfound success is threatened when her past returns to haunt her. Forced to choose between love and fame, Viktoriya's life spirals out of control and the decision she makes seriously affects the lives of many for years to come.

'Paris, present day

'Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiancé’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina with the Bohème Ballet.

'Terrified of loving again, Lily nevertheless finds herself becoming entangled with the driven composer Yves Rousseau. Lily has many reasons for keeping Yves at arm’s length but as he recounts the colour, drama and intensity of the Ballets Russes in 1917, the magic of this Bohemian era ignites a spark within her.

'Meanwhile, cast in the role of honouring Ballet Russes dancer Viktoriya Budian, Lily’s sister Natalie develops an unhealthy obsession. Natalie’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic as elements of Viktoriya’s tragic life resonate in her own. Lily fears for her sister’s safety and sanity so when Natalie goes missing, she and Yves set out on a desperate quest across France to find her and, along the way, battle their own demons.

'Could the search for her sister, lead Lily to realise that ballet — like love and life — should not be abandoned so easily?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Chatswood, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Mira Books , 2017 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      • To be published July 2017.
      ISBN: 9781489236128
Alternative title: Die Ballerina von Paris
Language: German
    • Berlin,
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Aufbau Taschenbuch ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 390p.
      • Published 16 August 2019
      ISBN: 9783746634951

Other Formats

  • Also large print.
  • Also braille.
  • Also dyslexic edition
Last amended 2 Oct 2019 11:19:11
  • Paris,
    Western Europe, Europe,
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