The Man With the Dancing Eyes

The Man With the Dancing Eyes

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by Sophie Dahl, Annie Morris
     
 

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In the golden half light of a midsummers 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

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In the golden half light of a midsummers 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 shed 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.

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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. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596917590
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Sophie Dahl lives in New York and longs to own a mongrel named Froggy. This is her first book

Annie Morris studied painting at the École Nationale Superiéure des Beaux-Arts. She lives and works in London.
Sophie Dahl is the author of The Man with the Dancing Eyes. She lives in New York.

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Man with the Dancing Eyes: A Fairy Tale for Grown-ups 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I thought this was a beautiful book! I picked it up at a Barnes & Noble, read the entire thing, and still bought it! Dahl's style of writing is so poetic. It's just spectacular! The love story is romantic and modern. I highly recommend it!