Bloomsbury Ballerina : Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes

Author(s): Judith Mackrell


Born in 1891 in St Petersburg, Lydia Lopokova lived a long and remarkable life. Her vivacious personality and the sheer force of her charm propelled her to the top of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Through a combination of luck, determination and talent, Lydia became a star in Paris, a vaudeville favourite in America, the toast of Britain and then married the world-renowned economist (and formerly homosexual) John Maynard Keynes. Lydia's story links ballet, the Bloomsbury group, war, revolution and the economic policies of the super-powers. She was an immensely captivating, eccentric and irreverent personality: a bolter, a true bohemian and, eventually, an utterly devoted wife.


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