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Rosanna Joins the Wells

✓ Rosanna Joins the Wells ☆ Lorna Hill - Rosanna Joins the Wells, Rosanna Joins the Wells Before she could follow her dream she had to fight for her freedom When Rosanna Corelli s parents are tragically killed in Italy she is left to live as an orphan cared for only by Papa Angelino Whe

  • Title: Rosanna Joins the Wells
  • Author: Lorna Hill
  • ISBN: 9780330290777
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback

✓ Rosanna Joins the Wells ☆ Lorna Hill, Rosanna Joins the Wells, Lorna Hill, Rosanna Joins the Wells Before she could follow her dream she had to fight for her freedom When Rosanna Corelli s parents are tragically killed in Italy she is left to live as an orphan cared for only by Papa Angelino When he dies her aunt and uncle reluctantly agree to look after her in England England means only one thing to Rosanna the Sadler s Wells Ballet School She will always remembBefor ✓ Rosanna Joins the Wells ☆ Lorna Hill - Rosanna Joins the Wells, Rosanna Joins the Wells Before she could follow her dream she had to fight for her freedom When Rosanna Corelli s parents are tragically killed in Italy she is left to live as an orphan cared for only by Papa Angelino Whe

  • ✓ Rosanna Joins the Wells ☆ Lorna Hill
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Rosanna Joins the Wells

About "Lorna Hill"

  1. Lorna Hill

    Hill attended school in Durham and then went to Le Manoir in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland She obtained a BA at Durham University, and there met her husband, a clergyman They moved to the remote parish of Matfen, Northumberland, where she played the organ in church and ran a Sunday school.Hill s career as an author began when her daughter Vicki, then about ten years old, found a story her mother had written as a child and asked for about its characters The result was a series of eight books about Marjorie Co, illustrating them herself These began to be published in London in 1948 They were followed by the Patience series and several others.When Vicki left home to be a ballet student at Sadler s Wells in London, Hill missed her and began to write her Dream of Sadler s Wells series She eventually wrote a total of 40 children s books, as well as La Sylphide, a commissioned biography of the dancer Marie Taglioni, and two romances for adults, published in 1978 Hill was then obliged to stop writing by ill health She is said to have been firm with publishers and to have earned from her books than many of her contemporaries Translations of some titles into several other languages appeared, including less usual ones such as Finnish by Pirkko Bistr m, 1991 , Indonesian 1994 , Czech 1995 and Slovenian by Bernarda Petelin ek, 1996.More information at.

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  1. Although later titles of my favourite childhood series are largely powered by increasingly unlikely scenarios, I still love them for their ability to provide unbridled nostalgia and probably rampant escapism And then there s the writingspite revisiting familiar scenes and beloved characters, Lorna Hill still manages to squeeze in small, unexpected nuances and details Of the unfamiliar with half of this book set in southern Italy the descriptions of the Mediterranean are irresistible a time capsu [...]


  2. Oh but this book is pale and wan and feels as though you could hold it up to the light and feel the paper disintegrate in your hands And it is saddening, saddening, for Lorna Hill shines, even now, even in her last Wells books, and yet in almost the same breath she fades like the setting of a shadowy sun Rosanna is a tragic heroine tragically romantic, tragically verklempt, tragically dancing with a wild naivete and innocence and coincidentally doing her beautiful, wondrous dancing under the tra [...]


  3. Oh whoa, colour me surprised I absolutely loved this I picked it up at an op shop the other week even though I never liked the Sadler s Wells series very much I didn t think I d like it but for 30c figured I may as well try And I loved it Absolutely loved it Wtf do I need to totally revisit the series now I adored the Italian town of Amalfi that the story starts in It s all skinny, cobblestone streets and steps running everywhere and doors open and poverty and sunshine and one meal a day and peo [...]


  4. Darker than the others books Rosanna at the Wells brings a little Italian waif to live with relatives in England only to face emotional abuse and poverty even though the family were fairly well off, echoing the previous story of Ella who was born of Italian parents and lived a similar Cinderella like life usual with all the Sadlers Wells books we meet the earlier characters, tying all the stories togetherThe whole series is a delightful contrast to books like Flowers in the Attic where children [...]


  5. This is a quaint little book that actually feels older than it is The kind of black and white morality and characterisation within it is often found in books of thirty or years before this one was first published.I didn t dislike it enough to stop reading at any point, but there was nowt that made me want to keep reading, either It was all a bit melodramatic and unbelievable and just not very me, I m afraid.


  6. Rosanna is a spunky, appealing Italian girl who has a natural talent for the ballet Her Aunt Bessie Waybridge nearly derails her training, but Rosanna overcomes this and other difficulties and Surprise is admitted to the Wells.


  7. Another Cinderella story Rosanna grows up in Italy, the daughter of an English mother and an Italian painter father They are very happy in their little village until one day disaster strikes, and the village is wiped away by a massive mudslide Rosanna s parents are killed, but since she wasn t there, she survives, and is taken in by an elderly man who is also raising his young nephew Two years pass, then one day Rosanna discovers Anya Boccaccio s ballet studio, and talks her way into lessons Any [...]


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