A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AUTUMN 2016

'Compelling, elegant and insightful' Observer

'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5

'Moving, fascinating' Times

'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail

'Unsentimental and affecting' Sunday Times

'Exquisitely good' Metro

'Compelling and masterful' Press Association

1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors,
where men and women are kept apart
by high walls and barred windows,
there is a ballroom vast and beautiful.
For one bright evening every week
they come together
and dance.
When John and Ella meet
It is a dance that will change
two lives forever.

Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.

  • Doubleday
  • Published 11th February 2016
  • 352 Pages
  • 144mm x 222mm x 32mm
  • 494g
  • £12.99