Listen to the Nightingale

Listen to the Nightingale

When she wins a scholarship to a famous ballet school, Lottie, an orphan reared by the costume mistress for a London ballet company, is torn between her lifelong dream and her love for a puppy....

Title:Listen to the Nightingale
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140360912
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    Listen to the Nightingale Reviews

  • Beth

    Listen to the Nightingale and King of Shadows - my two favorite books when I was eleven. This one is buried near the bottom of my bookshelf, but a quick read of the book flap of Jepp, Who Defied the S...

  • Susan

    I loved this book almost as much as I love Thursday's Children by the same author. I didn't feel the need to reread it immediately, as I do with Thursday's Children, but I will certainly reread it aga...

  • Jennifer

    I couldn't have known it when I picked it up, but this was exactly the book I needed to read on the first day of the new year.I will have to come back to this and give it a more helpful review at some...

  • Katie

    Some of the parts about the dog made me anxious, but it was all okay in the end!This was very nice. I really liked that (view spoiler)[Charlotte kept her dancing and that it was shown to be important ...

  • Felicity

    I loved this book even more than Candle to St Jude.Lottie is auditioning for King's Chase Ballet school and she has her own set of trials and tribulations to face when she falls in with the wrong crow...

  • Jessica

    Listen to the Nightingale, what an odd title. It really didn't have the story I was expecting. However, when I finished the reading I understood. The story begins with a little girl named Lottie. She ...

  • Alina White

    Someone else described Rumer Godden's books as bittersweet, which is apt. This one wasn't as bitter as I was expecting, despite Mrs Cuthbert (ugh! that woman!) and Irene. I guess my main issue with Go...

  • Katie

    Rereading childhood favorites as an adult, with this one I'm struck by how much jumping around Rumor Godden does. She's constantly giving us reactions from characters who hear about an event later or ...

  • Sally

    Absolutely beautiful story that was perfect in so many ways, except for the way in which it made me absolutely sob buckets when Lottie had to leave behind her beloved dog! That was beyond heartbreakin...

  • Wang?i

    Always spare time to listen to the nightingale!...