London, 1936.Inside the spectacular ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, films stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with the talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and sweep away their cares.
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Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.
Nancy Nettleton, new chambermaid at the Buckingham, finds hotel life a struggle after leaving her small hometown. She dreams of joining the dancers on the ballroom floor as she watches, unseen, from behind plush curtains and hidden doorways. She soon discovers everyone at the Buckingham - guests and staff alike - has something to hide . . .
The storm clouds of war are gathering, and beneath the glitz and glamour of the ballroom lurks an irresistible world of scandal and secrets.
Let's dance . . .
About the Author
ANTON DU BEKE, household name and all-round entertainer, brings the charm and style he's famous for to his writing.
Anton is one of the most instantly recognisable TV personalities today, best known for his role on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, which he has featured on since its inception in 2004. His debut album reached the Top 20, and his annual sell-out tours have been thrilling dance fans in theatres nationwide for over a decade.