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From its early inception at the French court to modern-day developments and interpretations, ballet has long had a popular following. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the history, performers, composers and music, highlighting the very best ballets and the stand-out tracks that should feature in the collection of any aficionado.

Classic FM's Handy Guides are a fun and informative set of introductions to standout subjects within classical music, each of which can be read and digested in one sitting: a perfect collectible series whether you're new to the world of classical music or an aficionado.


Tim Lihoreau is the presenter of the UK’s most listened-to classical music breakfast program, Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast, which can be heard across the UK every weekday morning between 6am and 9am. He previously hosted Classic FM’s weekend breakfast programm As the station’s Creative Director, Tim has won a multitude of awards for his radio writing and production on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as being the author of fourteen books. Aside from writing about classical music, Tim has penned two humorous books called Modern Phobias and Schadenfreude, which both take a wry look at some of the peccadilloes of 21st-century life. With a degree in music from the University of Leeds, Tim worked as a professional pianist and at a classical and jazz record label before moving into radio. Along with his wife, he runs three amateur choirs in his home village in Cambridgeshire and regularly plays the organ at his local church.