The Ballroom, Paperback Book


A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AUTUMN 2016. "Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I've ever read". (DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife). "Compelling, elegant and insightful". (Observer). "Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking". (Sunday Express 5/5). "Moving, fascinating". (Times). "A tender and absorbing love story". (Daily Mail). "Unsentimental and affecting". (Sunday Times). "Exquisitely good". (Metro). 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.

Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a historical love story.

It tells a page-turning tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: First World War fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552779470

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