Where love is your only escape...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.
The new novel from the acclaimed author of WAKE - a story of love and madness at the brink of the Great War
"An original, brilliant, evocative novel" Chris Cleave "A heartbreaking story of how love can flourish in the darkest of times" Cathy Rentzenbrink "A poignant against-the-odds love story" Glamour "Beautiful" Stylist "A terrifying, moving and uplifting story" -- February Hot Read Woman and Home
ANNA HOPE was born in Manchester and educated at Oxford University and RADA. She is the author of the acclaimed debut WAKE.THE BALLROOM is her second novel, and is inspired by the true story of her great grand-father. Follow her on Twitter @Anna_Hope