The first volume of Gillian's autobiography A Dancer in Wartime was published in the UK by Chatto & Windus on November 3, 2011.
Shortlisted for the Society of Theatre Research's Theatre Book Prize
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'A charming and moving portrait of a wartime childhood and an extraordinary account of what it takes to make it on stage...I couldn't put it down.'
'A captivating story beautifully told ... and what an inspiration for anyone who dreams of a life on the stage.'
'An intriguing and moving account of a young girl's balletic ambitions during wartime. Wonderfully readable, spirited and honest.'
Sir Derek Jacobi
'Gillian's journey through dance is a story of passion and devotion that should be read by everyone, not just dance lovers.'
'I loved this book...her energy, enthusiasm and passion is present in every line, and her commitment to the theatre and her determination to excel make for a fascinating and thoroughly absorbing read.'
Dame Monica Mason, Director of the Royal Ballet