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Ella at the Wells (Sadler's Wells #6)

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When Ella Sordy - a foundling from the back streets of a northern mining village - stepped out on the stage for the very first time, she had nothing in common with the prima ballerina of the Sadlers Wells except her childhood dreams of becoming a dancer. But Veronica Weston herself is in the audience and decides there and then, to become 'f
Paperback, 172 pages
Published May 12th 1985 by Pan Books (first published 1954)
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Rosemary Atwell
Apr 16, 2016 Rosemary Atwell rated it it was amazing
I was overjoyed to find a old hardback copy (and a first edition, too) in a treasure house of a shop in Mount Barker a couple of months ago.
Whilst Ella isn't my favourite of the Wells heroines (that honour will always belong to Veronica), she is the first Lorna Hill protagonist to come from a lower economic background. Despite the slightly patronising overtones that creep in here and there, the novel wins the reader over with its purely escapist, rags-to-riches plot and the reappearance of chara
The halfway point in the series is also the last Wells book I have, although I did read more as a child (and Patience, and Marjorie). Ella is a good place to stop - it's clear where Mariella's story is heading, which is all I'm really interested in by this point, and the rest of the story isn't terribly good. Sebastian, who is in it briefly, is now pompous as well as arrogant; Nigel is, frankly, deeply unpleasant, and Mariella's mooniness over him is extremely tiresome; and Ella's home backgroun ...more
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Aug 10, 2014 Elise Wright rated it really liked it
Really cute book, I loved to read it
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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.

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Sadler's Wells (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Veronica at the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #2)
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  • Masquerade at the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #4)
  • Jane Leaves the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #5)
  • Return To The Wells (Sadler's Wells, #7)
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