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Shattered by her father's unexpected death, Carmen Morton decides to achieve her life's ambition: to be a dancer in a London West End musical. But London is a big and lonely city, and the path to fame is paved with unemployment and botched relationships. As she lurches from one disaster to the next, Carmen is forced to re-examine her motives - and confront the unpleasant p ...more
Unknown Binding, 212 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by UQP
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Aug 08, 2008 Heidi rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Melina, Sabethea
What surprised me most is how quickly I picked this book up off the shelf and borrowed it once I realised it was a sequel to West End Shuffle. Because I didn't actually like West End Shuffle all that much. This was a better book: Carmen is no more likeable, let alone more sensible, but there's such a sense of place with this one, and Ingrid isn't Ella-Malvina :-) Some of the characters - Helene, Albert - are wonderfully drawn, and given her character, Carmen's final decision makes perfect sense ...more
Prior was born in 1963 in Brisbane, Australia, where she also currently lives with her husband and daughter. Her first fiction book, The Amazing Adventures of Amabel, was published in 1990 and her internationally successful children's fantasy series, Lily Quench, has been published in more than twenty countries. Prior's work has been a finalist at the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards as ...moreMore about Natalie Jane Prior...