The incredible story of the 20th century's superstar ballet dancer, soon to be a major film by Ralph Fiennes.
Julie Kavanagh trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, and is the author of Secret Muses- The Life of Frederick Ashton. She has worked as ballet critic of The Spectator; Arts Editor of Harpers & Queen; and London Editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She is married to the ex-Royal Ballet dancer, now dance film maker, Ross MacGibbon, and has two sons.
Magnificent, compulsively readable * Guardian *
A gripping account of an extraordinary life * Daily Telegraph *
Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man * Mail on Sunday *
Undoubtedly the definitive biography. Rudolf Nureyev, superstar, emerges in all his terribly flawed glory * Sunday Telegraph *
The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster * Observer *
Julie Kavanagh writes with flair and abundance * The Sunday Times *