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Can anyone help identify this book - ballet fiction.

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sat 08-Jun-13 17:11:16

This is a children's book, but I am putting it here because I am hoping someone read this book as a child, and can remember what it is called.

The story's main character is a ballet dancer who goes to a prestigious ballet school (maybe the Bolshoi). She is very good, has a great career in front of her, and is about to get her big break when she gives into temptation, and has a go at bare-back circus acrobatics on a horse, falls off and damages her knee so,badly it puts an end to her ballet career.

Over to you brilliant mumsnetters. thanks to you all.

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LoopyLooplaHoop Sat 08-Jun-13 17:14:05

A circling star?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sat 08-Jun-13 17:24:27

Yes!!!. Thank you so much, LoopyLoopla! You are brilliant. thanks

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SorrelForbes Sat 08-Jun-13 17:25:35

Beat me to it Loopy. It's quite rare. I'd love to find a copy.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sat 08-Jun-13 17:27:53

And I
There are two copies on eBay - sadly they are both over £117, which is a it too expensive for me to relive a childhood memory. sad

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SorrelForbes Sat 08-Jun-13 17:51:27

Is it circling star where the younger girls get beaten by the older ones in a weird weekly punishment session?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sat 08-Jun-13 18:11:04

That does ring a vague bell, Sorrel.

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SorrelForbes Sat 08-Jun-13 20:30:50

Why that has stuck in my mind, god only knows.

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