Anna Hope

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Narrated By: Daniel Weyman

Duration: 9 hours and 58 minutes

What to expect

By the acclaimed author of WAKE:

Where love is your only escape ....

1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors,
where men and women are kept apart
by high walls and barred windows,
there is a ballroom vast and beautiful.
For one bright evening every week
they come together
and dance.
When John and Ella meet
It is a dance that will change
two lives forever.

Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.


Historical romance, Historical fiction, Contemporary romance

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In this deeply moving book, Hope reminds us that behind everyone’s facade lies something waiting to be rent free

Irish Times

A British version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Moving. Fascinating


Compelling, elegant and insightful.


An unsentimental and affecting story

Sunday Times

Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I’ve ever read