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by Lorna Hill

Illustrated by Eve Guthrie

Published by Evans Brothers Limited. 1st. 1952

Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Third book in the Sadlers Wells series. Jane wants to be a dancer but her parents want her to be a veterinary surgeon, whilst her cousin Mariella would rather be with animals than train to be a dancer like her mother. The two girsl decide that Jane should masquerade as Mariells at a forth coming audition for the Sadlers Wells company. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 190 pages.

Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. A few small, light marks to covers. Endpapers are partly browned. Top edge of textblock is dusty. Dustwrapper is worn and torn with substantial loss on rear panel and some loss to top and tail of spine. Rear panel is also a bit grubby. Wrapper is browned on verso and to spine.

Stock no. 1323905

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  • When Jane Foster was twelve, her parents decided that although they wanted her to become a veterinary surgeon when she grew up, it might be good for her to have lessons in dancing. Then Mariella, Jane's cousin arrived to spend a holiday at Jane's lovely country home. Mariella, daughter of a prima ballerina, was expected to follow her mother's footsteps, but the horses and dogs and outdoor life that Jane was made to live attracted her far more than the footlights at Covent Garden.
  • The two girls decided on a daring plan - Jane would masquerade as Mariella at an audition for the Sadler's Wells Ballet School. Jane was a born dancer.

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