Eighteen, it’s a dangerous age when you have to cut your way into life.

Ballet isn’t an ordinary career for Elaine, more a magnificent obsession. Possessed by ambition, she see everything she craves in the exquisite Beverley Soames. Watching, imitating, borrowing. To stalk in pursuit of an image. There’s no threat in that, is there?



Top 3 finalist in the Beryl Bainbridge Award:

Peoples Book Prize.

‘Hard edged, striking and truthful.’
Julian Rathbone

‘A great gift for portraying the agonies and ecstasies of adolescence… a rare talent…’
Frederick E Smith

‘Wonderfully spiked with bitchiness.’
Graham Hurley

ISBN 978-0-9535123-6-2

Published by Wight Diamond Press