What happened before at Sadler's Wells (1954, p. 391) will definitely interest those who read and enjoyed the first persons account of the young ballerina's first year as a Sadler's Wells student. In this book, earlier in time than the other, the famous ballet school is as yet an unaccomplished reality for enthusiastic Veronica. With her father recently dead, Veronica's intimate narrative tells how she is sent to stay with her wealthy cousins, Caroline and Fiona, who live in Newcastle, and how she met her own distant cousin, Sebastian, on the train going north. With Caroline, Fiona and Sebastian- who intends to be a musician Veronica's year is full of escapades, squabbles and hard work. Allowed to take lessons, she is finally ""seen"" in a performance and promised an audition. The climax is an exciting race to get to London in time for the show. Breathless but relatively discerning.