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Julie Kavanagh
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Julie Kavanagh is the author of Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton and Nureyev. She was trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, graduated from Oxford with a First in English, and has been the arts editor of Harpers & Queen, a dance critic at The Spectator, and London editor of both Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She is currently a writer and contributing editor for The Economist’s bi-monthly magazine, Intelligent Life

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $13.99

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $17.95

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s—the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas fils’ The Lady of the Camellias and... Read more >
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $27.95

From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite... Read more >
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Nureyev
The Life
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $22.00

Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most iconic dancers of the twentieth century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage.

In this superb biography, Julie Kavanagh deftly brings... Read more >
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Nureyev
The Life
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: eBook, 800 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $16.99

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