Margot assoluta is the concluding volume of a unique quartet in Dance literature; it follows Keith Money's three titles which highlighted different aspects of the remarkable career of Margot Fonteyn, prima ballerina assoluta. The author provides a summimg-up of his decade of work with Fonteyn. There are many insights into the great dancer's work methods, and an added charm of this compilation is the wealth of colour images which have now been rescued. All the big roles are shown in fresh sequences, and there are many endearing off-duty images, too.
Keith Money has been quoted as saying of his ballet images, most particularly those of Fonteyn, that 'it was just good luck, to have such a great subject.' If that is so, then it might equally be said that it was this subject's luck, also: to be recorded so consistently by someone who understood her, as these images so abundantly demonstrate. They provide us with a vivid reminder of what it was that made Margot Fonteyn one of the world's imperishable superstars.