I love autobiographies, I always have. There is something so personal and intriguing about how people choose to write about themselves – especially people in the arts where often a little theatrical sparkle is added!

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I was approached earlier this year to review Eva Maze’s Memoir, With Ballet in My Soul: Adventures of a Globetrotting Impresario. I was pretty intrigued by the title and am always keen to learn by women in the arts.

The book itself is beautiful and fully illustrated – it  almost takes the form of a scrapbook with images included as if attached by photo corners and pages coloured like old paper. This very much appealed to my  inner seven-year-old, who loved to make treasure maps dipped in tea!

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The book is 9.5″ x 9″ and 200 pages. ISBN: 978-0983498384. Distributed through moonstonepress. It is also available on amazon

The book tells the story of Eva Maze, born in Bucharest, Romania in 1922 now in her mid -90s. Having always dreamed of being a ballet dancer Maze ended up becoming a successful theatrical impresario – a world hitherto dominated by men – representing a vast range of companies and artists. A pretty inspiring story and woman!

Full review to follow …

With Ballet in My Soul memoir-Eva Maze recent portrait
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