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The Music and the Mirror: new lesbian fiction from Lola Keeley

April 5 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free - £3

Lola Keeley is an Edinburgh-based writer whose fascinating CV includes extensive work in theatre, as well as a stint as a London Underground driver. She draws upon this rich life experience in her debut novel The Music and the Mirror, a lesbian romance set in the high-pressure world of professional ballet.

Anna is the newest member of an elite ballet company. Her first class with her mysterious idol, Victoria, almost ruins her career before it starts. When she shows she might be a potential star, Victoria chooses Anna to launch a new season around. Now Anna must face down jealousy, sabotage and injury, not to mention navigate the circus of friends and lovers within the company. The pressure builds as she knows she must pour everything she has into opening night and prove to her rivals and herself that Victoria’s faith in her is not misplaced. In the process, Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than a talent for ballet in common, and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.

“Brilliant technical expertise…[Keeley] nails characterisation so well.”Lee Winter (Les do Books podcast)

Come and join us to hear Lola speak about her writing, the inspirations behind the novel and the long road to becoming a published author. It’s sure to be a enthralling evening!


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April 5
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free - £3


Lighthouse Bookshop
43-45 West Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian EH8 9DB United Kingdom
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