Portobello signs "hidden" tango tale

<p>Portobello Books has made its first acquisition of the year, a &quot;dazzling&quot; book by poet and writer Kapka Kassabova.</p><p>Laura Barber acquired world English rights (excluding New Zealand) on proposal for Tango: Twelve Minutes of Love from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann for publication in 2012. </p><p>The book is based on Kassabova&#39;s &quot;decade-long love affair with the dance&quot;, using her personal stories from the dancehalls around the world, including Buenos Aires, Auckland and Berlin. Portobello said it would &quot;open up the hidden world of tango, with its aficionados and desperados, its endless practice and its fleeting passions&quot;. </p><p>Kapka&#39;s memoir Street Without A Name was published by Portobello in 2008. </p>