The Writing Wolf

Books, Poems, Plays and Observations

Nureyev, Fontaine and Falling in Love

In 1961, Rudolf Nureyev defected/leaped to the West, and on 21 February 1962 he and Fonteyn first appeared on stage together in a performance of Giselle. It was a great success; during the curtain calls Nureyev dropped to his knees and kissed Fonteyn’s hand, cementing an on-and-offstage partnership which lasted until her 1979 retirement.

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Beautiful Places – the Blue Pool, Llangollen

If you drive up the Horseshoe Pass just outside Llangollen in North Wales and know where to turn off you will find the Blue Pool.

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Something Beautiful – the Lake Isle of Innisfree By W B Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:…

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Beautiful Places – St Dogmaels, Cardigan,West Wales

t is the river at St Dogmaels that I love best – fascinating in all lights, tidal so constantly changing but with a wonderful calmness. Nowhere quite like it

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Beautiful Places – Guernsey

A heady mix of stunning scenery and contemporary living make Guernsey an ideal place to relax. Inspiring walks along the cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior can be combined with lazy days on the island’s beautiful beaches. St Peter Port, the island’s capital, is a bustling harbor town with a tapestry of architectural styles […]

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