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Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot | Melvin Burgess
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The brand new novel of the BAFTA-winning film, written by Melvin Burgess. In the heart of a tough mining community, can Billy overcome prejudice and poverty, and find the courage to do what he really wants - to dance?
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erzascarletbookgasm
Billy Elliot | Melvin Burgess
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I‘ve gushed about this before, I absolutely loved the film and the tagged book is the novel based on the film. A coming-of-age story about gender, class, and dancing. And how expressing yourself through dance can set you free. Billy's father has signed him up for boxing classes, but Billy likes dancing and eventually starts taking ballet lessons in secret, the only boy in the class.

#AMonthOfSongs #DancingOnMyOwn

Lauram I love this movie! 7mo
OriginalCyn620 Excellent choice! 👌🏻📚🎶 7mo
JackOBotts I didn‘t know there was a book! Stacked!! 📚 I LOVE Billy Elliott - the movie and the Broadway play. My 4 yo son loves to dance (though I haven‘t gotten him in classes yet); I call him Billy from time to time. 🤗 Dance, Billy, DANCE! 7mo
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La_Cori Loved the movie! 🖤 i've just added the book on my TBR.. 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 7mo
Andrew65 Great choice. 👍 7mo
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JennyM
Billy Elliot | Melvin Burgess
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2 | #HeatOfJuly

Billy Elliot had more than #OneDance in his twinkle toes, and did you know that the screenplay came BEFORE the book 🤭😲

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB No, I did not! Smart pick 👍! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, and I absolutely love the film! 1y
Centique Great choice! 1y
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Cathythoughts Great choice 💃🏾 1y
TrishB Love this film 💕 watched with my daughter and she said did you all swear that much in the 80s?! 1y
JennyM @TrishB Lol, oh the innocence of youth 😄 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Billy Elliot | Melvin Burgess
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I loved loved the film, one of my favourite films of all time but have not read the book. The story of a coal miner's son from northern England, whose life is changed when he took up ballet instead of kickboxing and subsequently became a professional ballet dancer. Full of heartwarming and tender moments, and humour, it's a novelisation of the film. The story was also adapted for the West End stage.
#letsdance #septembowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

Marchpane Such a fantastic movie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB Brilliant 👍 2y
Cinfhen Saw the show ~ AMAZING 💞💞💞💞did not know it was a book! #liveandlearn 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen for once, it's a film/movie first, then book! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Interesting 🤓 2y
zezeki I ❤❤❤ this movie but had no idea that there is a book 😱 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Billy Elliot | Melvin Burgess
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This book is the novelisation of the film, about an 11-year old boy who wants to be a ballet dancer but is opposed by his father (who equates male ballet dancers with homosexuality). Billy is not exactly a #tinydancer but he dances as an expression of yearning. I have not read the book, but I love, love, love the film - full of charm, humour and heart. I do recommend the film!
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Cinfhen I saw the musical 🎶great choice 💕😊💕I didn't know there was a book! Yay🎉 3y
Louise A beautiful film! 3y
Reggie I love this movie!!!!! 3y
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Leniverse Lovely movie. I didn't know it came before the book! 3y
LauraBeth I had forgotten about this movie! 💕💕 3y
KarenUK This movie💗💗💗💗 3y
TrishB Great choice 💗 watched with my daughter and she said did you all swear like that in the 80's!! 3y
TheLondonBookworm Didn't know there was a book! 3y
drokka This is one of my got-to films when I feel like rubbish. ('Waking Ned Divine' and 'A Knight's Tale' are the other two). I didn't know there was a novelisation. 3y
LeahBergen I adore this film. 💗 3y
Gissy Yes, I love the film too! ❤ 3y
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