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Belly Dancing for Beginners - Liz Byrski

Belly Dancing for Beginners

Paperback Published: 1st March 2014
ISBN: 9781743516928
Number Of Pages: 320

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"Byrski's forte is getting inside women's heads and hearts" Australian Women's Weekly Book of the Month

Gayle and Sonya are a study in contrasts: one reserved and cautious, the other confident and outspoken. But their very different lives will be turned upside down when they impulsively join a belly dancing class.

Marissa, their teacher, is sixty, sexy, and very much her own person, and as Gayle and Sonya learn about the origins and meaning of the dance, much more than their muscle tone begins to change. Gayle, crippled by the secrets at the heart of her marriage, is forced to face who and what she has become; the seriously single Sonya begins to explore her isolation from her family; and even Marissa, accustomed to seeing other women changed by the dance, must finally confront a horrifying event from her own past.

And then there are the men in their lives: Oliver, deeply confused about why his politically correct attitude to women never quite seems to work; Brian, blissfully unaware that he's sailing towards the rocks; and Frank, who's battling his own demons.

Belly Dancing for Beginners is a warm-hearted, moving, and often outright funny story of what can happen when women and men are brave enough to reveal who they really are.

PRAISE FOR LIZ BYRSKI

"Her plots and characters get stronger with each book" The Sydney Morning Herald

"Liz Byrski has a guaranteed cheer squad for her novels which champion...women taking charge of their life and growing old creatively" Daily Telegraph

Fans of Monica McInerney, Liane Moriarty and Joanna Trollope will love Liz Byrski.

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A great read

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I love this book. The characters are great and it's fantastic to read stories set in comtemporary Australia. I particularly love that this book features more mature characters. I'm a massive Liz Byrski fan - I've worked my way through all her novels now, and this one is sure to get re-read.

Melbourne, Australia

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Loved this!! And an outloud gasp at the end!

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It's a goodie!

Northern Beaches of Sydney

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A good read with characters you can relate to.

4

A good read especially for any ladies in their 50's. Enjoyable characters and a fun and engaging story line which made it hard to put down.

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ISBN: 9781743516928
ISBN-10: 1743516924
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.23

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