In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
"Mother was a celluloid baby, or so she liked to say . . . For Mother the movies were the ultimate reality and I spent my childhood trying to work out what film we were living in that week . . ."
But as Anna Faraday grows up, she becomes obsessed with a mystery no movie detective can solve for her: who is her father? With the help of a wild and wonderful cast of characters any Hollywood director would kill for, Anna begins to unravel the past of her beautiful and talented dancer mother, Frances - and the secret of The Man with the Diamond Bracelet.
Rich in insights of the dance world and its larger-than-life people, with a cast of characters to love and love-to-hate, laugh and weep over, it's a book to enjoy more than once.