'In the golden half light of a midsummer's evening, the sort where any kind of magic can occur, and often does, in the midst of a party held in a wild and rambling garden stood Pierre, teetering on highly unsuitable heels, surrounded by overripe roses.' On that midsummer evening, Pierre, the daughter of a bumbling botanist and a ravishing Italian soprano, sweet and shy and gangly as a baby giraffe, meets a man with dancing eyes...Alas, in the midst of a glorious affair, an indiscretion is committed and Pierre flees to New York. But forgetting her beloved proves far harder than she imagines...Magical, bittersweet, and utterly charming, Sophie Dahl's debut is an old-fashioned romance for a modern day world.
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Sophie Dahl lives in New York. This is her first book. Annie Morris studied painting in the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux-Arts. She lives and works in London.From Publishers Weekly:
Model Sophie Dahl (a granddaughter of Roald Dahl) has concocted a frothy romantic fantasy about a young woman-bookish, beautiful and rich-who meets and temporarily loses the man of her dreams. Pierre, the heroine of the picture book The Man with the Dancing Eyes: A Fairytale for Grownups, lives on a houseboat in London and works in a used bookstore. At a fancy dress party, she wants to dance to her favorite Ella Fitzgerald song, but finds herself stuck, "anchored by her Christian Louboutin shoes." A London painter with "the most wicked and dancing eyes she'd ever seen" comes to her rescue, initiating this breathless story of international heartbreak and reconciliation that ends with the words every woman longs to hear: "I want to live in Italy, have an Aga, four babies and a goat. I can't stand to be without you." Watercolor illus.
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110747563721
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Anne Morris (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0747563721
Book Description Bloomsbury, London, UK, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Annie Morris (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Edition. This is a unread true first edition, first printing (first impression) copy in a Fine Dust Jacket .SIGNED by Author and inscribed [To ., Happy Birthday! Love Sophie Dahl]. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000264