Author Eleanor Dixon to Talk about her New Book, ‘Ballet School Rumours’

Article: Jonathan White

Author Eleanor Dixon will talk about her new book, ‘Ballet School Rumours’, on Friday 17th June 2022 at Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge on High Street in Nantwich. 

Eleanor used to be a ballerina and taught in her own ballet school in Greece. Now she writes from her home in the UK, surrounded by dogs, cats and an abundance of wildlife. 

‘Ballet School Rumours’ is the third book in the Amberwood Hall Ballet School Series, following ‘The Graceful Ghost’ and ‘Ballet School Boys’, and is inspired by Eleanor’s own experiences in ballet boarding school. 

In ‘Ballet School Rumours’, when Lauren’s friend Katie starts a gossip wall for the school online magazine, posts pour in about the possibility of supernatural presences at Amberwood Hall. Classmate Alfie is determined to root out the spirits, and Lauren worries for her ghost friends, Grace and Rodney. But when rehearsals start for the House Choreographics Cup, the rumours take on a more sinister turn and Lauren faces losing her best friend if she can’t find who is behind the wicked whispers.

This book series is a must for young readers and early teens or indeed any lover’s of ballet and ghostly adventures. 

Tickets are £10 per young reader accompanied by an adult and includes a copy of the book. 

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. 

To book your seat please call: 01270 611665 or email:

Denise Lawson, Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, said: “It’s great being able to host a fabulous local youth author who has such a passionate knowledge of her subject.”

For further information relating to Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge please visit them at 46 High Street in Nantwich, or visit Nantwich Bookshop or

Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge opening times: Monday to Saturday (9am to 4:30pm, last food orders at 4pm), Sunday (10am to 4pm, last food orders 3pm).

The Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge’s premises were built soon after the Fire of Nantwich (1583) and are an excellent example of the architecture from this period. Seen from the front there is a distinct ‘sinking’ to the centre of the building. This is also prominent internally on the 2nd floor. The cause is supposedly due to half the building having been constructed (1584) over Castle Street’s cobblestones and the other half over the then filled, dry moat of the castle (mini piles and a steel frame have been utilised to stabilise the building).