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opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
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I started reading an ARC of The Ballroom by Anna Hope yesterday evening. It's published by Doubleday and Transworld Publishers on 11th February. I loved the authors previous novel and you can read my review of The Wake here
'Are you going to behave?' The man's voice echoed.
'Are you going to behave?'
She made a noise. Could have been yes. Could have been no, but the blanket was pulled off her head and she gasped for air.
Where love is your only escape ....
1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet It is a dance that will change two lives forever.
over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE
BALLROOM is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession, of madness
and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.