Cutting in


Eighteen. A dangerous age, when you cut your way into life.

No ordinary career, ballet, more a magnificent obsession. Elaine has seen what she wants. All she has to do is get in close. Watch, imitate, borrow - stalk in pursuit of an image. There's no threat in that, is there?

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Ballet is loved all over the world. Everywhere there is ambition. Fame is everything to dancers and theatre people.  In the central character Elaine's involvement with a Government Minister, this novel also explores the dangers of hidden relationships in public life.
This is a story of the need for love and the driving and consuming force of youthful ambition staged in the world of theatre and performance.


I read it at a single sitting. Perceptive writing, wonderfully spiked with bitchiness.                                                                              Thriller writer Graham Hurley

Hard edged,striking and truthful

Best selling novelist the late Julian Rathbone

Absolutely stunning. I had to put the rest of my life on hold. 

Ros Sheard Artist and wife of Star Wars actor Michael Sheard

Poignant and believable. The suspense is very well handled.  

Averil Ashfield Transworld Books

Thompson has a great gift for portraying the agonies and ecstasies of adolescence.

A rare talent.

Frederick E Smith Best Selling novelist and screen Writer

Author Biography

Felicity Fair Thompson was born in Australia. After a short career as a dancer in UK, she spent several years in management at London's Odeon Leicester Square, before settling on the Isle of Wight where her photography and travel writing expanded into film making.

She has an MA in Screenwriting: University of the Arts London. Her film Carisbrooke Castle was broadcast on SKY and That's Solent TV. Three of her other fourteen travel films were shown on Australian television. Her work includes three novels, a children's story, an EU funded community play, travel features, theatre reviews and personality profiles. She is a member of the Shore Women poets.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: June 1999
  • English
  • 9780753105597 / 0753105594
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 5.99 GBP
  • Pages: 287
  • Wight Diamond Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 198x129 mm