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By Ann Blainey

The tale of an Australian woman who defied conference and have become the main well-known singer of her era.

Growing up in Melbourne, Nellie Mitchell dreamed of popularity, yet her religious father disapproved. whilst an opportunity arose to visit Paris, she relied on in her musical expertise and was hoping for a fortunate break.

Within many years, reborn as Nellie Melba, she used to be appearing to overflowing live performance halls, hobnobbing with eu royalty and taking part with probably the most popular composers of the age. Audiences swooned over the 'heavenly pleasures' of her voice, whereas the general public confirmed an insatiable urge for food for information of her occasionally passionate deepest life.

Dame Nellie Melba was once Australia's first overseas celebrity. during this vital biography, more suitable by way of new examine, Ann Blainey captures the exuberance, controversy and pathos of Melba's extraordinary career.

Winner of the 2009 nationwide Biography Award. Shortlisted, 2008 Age e-book of the 12 months Awards.

‘Blainey … writes with readability and panache. this can be an wonderful biography. every body should still learn it and be reminded of what a notable singer we as soon as had in our midst.’ —Sydney Morning Herald

‘There were 5 biographies of Melba, along with her personal fairly fanciful memoirs; however the current one by means of Ann Blainey is improved to them all.’ —The Age

‘Thoroughly researched, excellently written and beguilingly human biography of Nellie Melba’ —Australian publication Review

‘Blainey brings a freshness to the tale, giving us the sensation that we're analyzing a few lifestyles in progress.’ —Good Reading

‘Welcome and well timed, laying off new gentle at the diva’ —Courier Mail

‘This is a gripping tale of triumph and sorrow.’ —Sun-Herald

‘Meticulously researched biography’ —The Australian

Ann Blainey is the writer of I Am Melba. She has written 5 biographies, and her newest biography of Dame Nellie Melba displays her fascination with making a song and opera. She has served at the council of 2 Australian opera businesses and of the Percy Grainger Museum in Melbourne, the place she lives.

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