The Man With the Dancing Eyes by Sophie Dahl

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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 a symphony of overripe roses.Pierre is the heroine of this loveable love story, and the magic takes the form of a tap on her shoulder which induces her to look into the most wicked and dancing eyes she'd ever seen. These are the eyes of her future beloved, and the book charts the course of their romance, from the streets of London to the streets of New York. There are waltzes and sweet peas and bubbles, a tragic breakup, a romantic makeup, and whimsical line drawings to accompany it all. Delightfully silly, occasionally serious, The Man with the Dancing Eyes is all about love-its beginnings, its endings, and its wonderful re-kindlings. It is a hopeful tale about the place of old-fashioned romance in a modern-day world, and will warm the hearts of romantics the world over.
 

About Sophie Dahl

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Sophie Dahl lives in New York and longs to own a mongrel named Froggy. This is her first bookAnnie Morris studied painting at the École Nationale Superiéure des Beaux-Arts. She lives and works in London.
 
Published August 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA. 64 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Pierre, the aforementioned heroine, named after her place of conception, the Pierre Hotel, leads a peaceful life in London until she meets the man with the dancing eyes "whose wooing was legendary and Byronic in style".

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Mostly, though, she haunts the Mummy Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, trying to get over her broken heart and all the while secretly hoping that the man with the dancing eyes will send her sweet peas (in New York, her many suitors send her red roses - to no avail).

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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. Pier

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