Posts tagged with "Ballet"
Prima ballerina, Mathilde Kschessinska, was the mistress of the last tsar of Russia. This novelization of her hey-day in the Russian court is a rich, extravagant fairy tale. Purely enjoyable to read even if it weren't based on reality.
Tsarist Russia -- 1890: Young Mathilde Kschessinska makes an impression on the Tsar of Russia, and her life takes flight. As a student, a young ballerina and then something more to the Tsar... Finally, one hundred years later, she sits in Paris to write everything she remembers. And she remembers everything. The Ballet. The Court. Even the last days of the Tsar and the rage of Revolution.
This book is said to be based carefully on fact. History and insight from the personal perspective.