A bittersweet love story set in the 1920s that's historically accurate in both time and place and beautifully crafted in terms both of its writing and its story. But will the world's most desired film star and his lost love have their Hollywood happy ending?
One night. One dance. One love to last a lifetime. 1916. Leaving war-ravaged London, Jenny Doyle sets sail for New York where she is to work for the de Saulles family. Their home, Gatsby-like in elegance, is rife with intrigue and madness. Only Jenny's friendship with dancer Rodolfo offers escape! until, one tragic day, the household is changed forever. 1926. America booms, prohibition rules and Rodolfo has taken his place on the silver screen as Rudolph Valentino.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Praise for Last Dance with Valentino 'a gripping, bittersweet love story
'impeccably researched and beautifully-written'
'Daisy Waugh delivers her engaging tale with wit and a real lightness of touch'
'written in deft, engrossing prose, this story is dizzy with glamour and heartbreak.'
'Waugh weaves fact with fiction into a novel with glamour, tragedy and romance'
'It's intelligent, inventive and deliciously entertaining'
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Daisy Waugh was our Guest Editor in September 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Daisy Waugh is a journalist and travel writer. She has worked as an agony aunt and as a restaurant critic. She was a teacher at a girl’s school in Northern Kenya and has also written a weekly column from Los Angeles about her attempts to become a Hollywood scriptwriter. Daisy and her family of five live in London. Click here to read the 'Ask the Author' feature on Daisy Waugh. Author photo © Paul StuartMore About Daisy Waugh