The first major biography for forty years tells the tragic story of ballet's great revolutionary, Nijinsky.
Lucy Moore is an author and broadcaster whose work includes the bestselling Maharanis: The Lives Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Observer, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, and has presented series for the BBC and Sky.
intelligent... Moore's descriptions of Nijinsky's eventual
isolation from his sister, rejection by his wife, and how he
remained locked in insanity for the rest of his life are
unforgettable -- Juliet Nicholson * Daily Telegraph *
Superb biography... Moore recounts [Nijinsky's story] with scholarship, grace and imagination -- Bee Wilson * Sunday Times *
His final curtain was cruel, and Moore lowers the darkness with great tenderness * Guardian *
Highly readable and absorbing * The Lady *
Excellent * Times *
Despite the sad, upsetting nature of Nijinsky's story, Moore's enjoyable biography does a fine job of explaining not only who Nijinsky was, but - once you peel away the glitter - why he really mattered * Scotsman *
She never loses sight of why Nijinsky's art was so great. The result is a captivating biography * Financial Times *
Highly intelligent, lucidly presented and consistently absorbing...a clear and objective picture of a tragically wounded genius -- Rupert Christiansen * Literary Review *
Lucid prose...The colour and the pain of an extraordinary life come across vividly -- David Nice * BBC Music Magazine *