Petrova and the Swan by Roslyn Bertram
Roslyn Bertram

Author – Roslyn Bertram

Petrova and the Swan

By Roslyn Bertram
Adapted by her daughter Tasha Bertram

Written and beautifully illustrated by my mother, this is the story of my discovery of ballet.

I came across this enchanting hand typed manuscript that my Mother had put together. It was after she passed away, while looking through pages of her books and diaries, that I found it. The folder was complete and the sketches still together.

I had always remembered this work, as it stuck out in my mind more than any of her other projects. I’d often mention it to her and she always replied with: –

“Oh it’s not that good really. It was just fun at the time.”

Now I am able to share this book as an example of my mother’s unseen talent, coupled with the story of my own childhood and I hope that not only will you love it, but also you will find within its pages a new inspiration for your own dreams.

I have done my very best to keep the contents as she wrote it and only hope that through my edit I have simply clarified and enhanced her vision.

Tasha Bertram. (alias Petrova)

Special Offers:

On behalf of the author / my mother, it is my honour to promote this book. Because the story is all about my childhood and my dream to dance, that became a reality, I am delighted, as both Tasha Bertram and the title role of Petrova, to offer the following: –

  1. a) Visits to Schools for private book signings by the central character
  2. b) Talks.
  3. c) Ballet Classes.
  4. d) Demonstrations
  5. e) Invitations to Book launches for young aspiring dancers.

Please Contact me for more information on the any of the above or click on the links below to order the book from Amazon or Lulu.

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