Troubador My Journey as a Belly Dancer

Released: 28/08/2020

ISBN: 9781838594848

Format: Paperback

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My Journey as a Belly Dancer


How do you mend the pieces of a broken heart?  When Elizabeth finds herself at the crossroads of her life after a broken relationship, feeling a little lost and a little uncertain of her future, not knowing what direction to take, she embarked on a holiday to Morocco as a break from her daily routine, where she became captivated and inspired after watching the performance of an Arabic Belly Dancer in one of the Hotels. Elizabeth returned home and signed up for classes, little realising that the course would change her life forever. But what temptations lay along that glittering road and would Elizabeth be able to resist?

My Journey as a Belly Dancer is Elizabeth’s true story that delves into the glitz and dangers of a world she found herself caught up in, when she began dancing in a Turkish Cypriot restaurant in London. Fascinating, insightful and compelling, it is also an inspiring tale of how anyone can find something new within themselves when they believe all is lost.

I got the book republished after Hussein Chalayan MBE fell in love with some of the illustrations of Plonk in the book and imprinted Plonk on beautiful dresses for his show 'Pasatiempo' in Paris where Plonk clothes were sold all over the world. People seem to love the story behind the story as a true fairy tale. Camden Journal (a weekly popular paper) loved the story and did a half page article all about the original book and Plonk appearing on the catwalk.

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Please go to for pictures of Plonk on the catwalk and a video of the show in Paris showing off 'Plonk' clothes. In Purchasers it gives a list of all the countries (including the UK) interested in selling the book. I hope children, all over the world (besides the UK) will fall in love with Plonk as he has now unveiled himself to belong to the public once again. Thank you.

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