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1961 Glamour

"Harriet Johnson has been sick, and her doctor recommends taking up ice skating to build up strength in her legs. At the ice rink, Harriet meets Lalla Ward. Harriet has three brothers - Alec, Toby and Edward - and they live with their parent over the shop owned by Mr Johnson. The only reason they can afford for Harriet to skate is that the doctor has arranged for her to get free entry to the rink, and Alec pays for hire of skating boots by doing a paper run. Lalla lives with her wealthy Aunt Claudia and Uncle David, as her parents are dead - they drowned when her father, a champion skater, took her mother skating on thin ice. Aunt Claudia is determined that Lalla will become a champion like her father. She is looked after by Nana, has lessons with a governess, Miss Goldthorpe ("Goldie"), and as well as daily skating lessons, she learns ballet and fencing.

"As the U.S. Figure Skating team prepares take center ice at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, competitive figure skater and journalist Nichols takes a soft look at the sport's pivotal moment in this reverential tribute to the 18 skaters (plus friends, family and coaches) who died in 1961 when their plane crashed en route to the world championships in Prague, eliminating the U.S.'s hope for a successful 1964 Winter Olympics and setting into motion a rebuilding process that rushed young skaters into the top echelons of international competition. Nichols's account of the rivalry between Laurence Owen, the daughter of Olympic figure skater Maribel Vinson who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated the very week of the crash, and Stephanie Westerfeld (both died in the crash) is the extent of scandal readers can expect to encounter here."

"Steed is mixing elaborate cocktails while Mrs Peel does the morning crossword when she spots the man wander into the street below."

The 1961 Heartland is Venezuela.

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