Hill, Lorna. Illustrations by Esme Verity. Dust jacket illustration by Eve M.S. Guthrie.
Title PRINCIPAL ROLE. A "WELLS" BOOK - THE "SADLER'S WELLS" SERIES.
Publisher Evans Brothers, London, 1958, 2nd printing.
Seller ID 17190
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w frontispiece plus 7 additional full page b&w illustrations. The 9th 'Sadler's Wells" book. "Fazia, the eighteen-year-old Crown Princess of Slavonia, is one of the most brilli ant students at the British Royal Ballet School. In spite of this, however, she doesn't really want to dance. She wants to be just an ordinary girl and do ordinary things - for instance riding in buses and tramcars, and climbing mountain s . B u t r o yal princesses (even of a pocket handkerchief country like Slavonia) are not ordinary people, and so....But to find out what happens, you must read the book. In it you will meet many old friends - Rosanna Corelli, who is now in the Ro ya l B al le t C om pany; Ella Rosetti, Timothy Roebottom, the Weybridges (and their objectionable children, Monica and Cyril) and many others. You will also hear about Ella's love story, and how it ended happily after all." Previous owner's na me/ in f o. at top o f f ree front endpaper, four leaves with dog-ear crease, very light browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light to m oder ate e dge we ar/w rin klin g - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, one small tear with creases, a few very small chips and tears, minor soiling, 2" x 7/8" piece cut from front flap - tiny piece of old label on edge, light brown ing o n spi ne. Ve ry G ood/ Good+