Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Margot Fonteyn, David Sheppard, Max Chilton, Anne V. Coates, Newton Faulkner, Jason Roy, Bob Doe, Tom Chilton, Keir Starmer, Caroline Quentin, Susan Gritton, William Caffyn, Anthony May, Roger Bisby, Mike Sammes, Walter Read, Ronald Hanmer, Alexander Carr-Saunders, Pete Wiggs, Cherith Baldry, Mark Slater, Herbert Pither, Polly Maberly, David Vincent Hooper, Thomas White, Alfred Walter Williams, Gillian Avery, Pat Pocock, Michael Palliser, Phil Mercer, Robert Raglan, Chris Coco, William Killick. Excerpt: Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 1919 - 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina of the 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II. Fonteyn was born Margaret Hookham on 18 May 1919 in Reigate, Surrey, to an English father and an Irish and Brazilian mother; her mother's father was the industrialist Antonio Fontes of Brazil. Very early in her career, Margaret transformed the Fontes into Fonteyn (a surname her brother adopted as well) and Margaret into Margot: thus her stage name. Among her father's family were people in literature and music, but he was an engineer. When she was four her mother signed her up for ballet classes with her older brother. At age eight, Margot made the long journey to China with her mother and father, who had taken employment with a tobacco company there; her brother Felix remained at his school. For six years Margot lived in Tientsin then in Shanghai, where she studied ballet with the Russian émigré teacher George Goncharov. Her mother brought her back to London when she was 14 in order to pursue a ballet career. Continuing to work in Shanghai, her father was interned durin...
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