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Adele

Adele
In this bio-fictional account, Adele Astaire's tragic story is recounted, from the loss of her children and the sad and premature death of her husband to her jealousy of Ginger Rogers and her stoic and fierce loyalty for her brother, Fred Astaire. Adele's story is one of glitz and glamour, of love and loss, of family loyalty and talent.
Our Price: €9.99
ISBN/EAN9781781997406
Stock: 0
Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd
Pub. Date: April 1 2020
Author: CASSIDY, NICOLA
Format: Paperback
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1973: Californian journalist Ellie Morgan sets out on a mission to
research the life of Adele Astaire, famed 1920s dancer and comedienne,
older sister to Fred Astaire. She uncovers a wealth of material from
the people who knew her.

1905: Eight-year-old Adele Austerlitz moves from her humble home in
Omaha, Nebraska, with her five-year-old brother Fred, to New York to
begin training at a professional stage academy. They undertake a
gruelling schedule of rehearsals and touring, setting the foundations
of what will be the most famous and sought-after dance partnership on
1920s Broadway.

1928: Patricia Ryan, a no-nonsense Irish girl takes a job as a
housemaid at Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland.

All of their lives will intersect, weaving the tale of one of the most
famous women of her time - charismatic entertainer, celebrity, fashion
icon, muse to artists and writers, and favourite of royalty.

Adele is a tale of talent, glamour and fame at the height of the
roaring 20s.
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