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Wintle's Wonders

This advert is located in and around Winchester, London

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Oxfam Books & Music Winchester 256pp. Good condition in fairly good dust jacket. Illustrated by Richard Kennedy. First edition. 1957. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light tanning to endpapers, paste downs and page edges. Light shelf wear to spine and corners. Slight crushing to spine ends. Dust jacket - price unclipped. Some damage to dust jacket - mainly top and bottom of spine plus top and bottom of folds. '' Mrs Wintle ran a dancing school, where she trained troupes pf girls who were billed as 'Mrs Wintle's Little Wonders'. The Wonders performed in musicals, revues, concert parties, and pantomimes all over the country. Mrs Wintle had a daughter called Dulcie, who was a talented dancer, but extremely conceited. When Dulcie's cousin Rachel, and Rachel's adopted sister Hilary, came to live at the school because Rachel's mother had died, Dulcie was angry. But when it became clear that Hilary was, like Dulcie, a promising dancer - and indeed nearly went to the Royal Ballet School instead of becoming one of Mrs Wintle's Wonders - things looked black indeed. This book is above all Rachel's story - Rachel who was pale, spotty and couldn't dance and who it was thought was jealous of talented Hilary; Rachel who in the end discovers to her amazement, that perhaps it is not Hilary who is to become a star but the least likely child in the school. '' - from the blurb. See Oxfam website for delivery information

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