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The Horse Dancer

Jojo Moyes

14 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance

A gorgeous novel of love, friendship, and a horse named Boo, from RNA prize-winning author Jojo Moyes.

In a hidden corner of London, Henri Lachapelle is teaching his granddaughter and her horse to defy gravity, just as he had done in France, fifty years previously. But when disaster strikes, fourteen-year-old Sarah is left to fend for herself.

Forced to share a house with her charismatic ex-husband, her professional judgement called into question, lawyer Natasha Macauley's life seems to have gone awry. When her path crosses that of Sarah, she sees a chance to put things right.

But she doesn't know that Sarah is keeping a secret, one that will change all their lives forever...

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Praise for The Horse Dancer

  • A small-life-big-dreams weepie that'll have you snivelling ecstatically into your cocoa - Daily Mail

  • A strikingly original tale which captivates from the first page . . . There are all sorts of unusual touches in this magical novel . . . [Moyes] creates a cast of very believable and sympathetic characters and maintains the tension throughout. - Daily Express

  • A tale brimming with tenderness and romance - Marie Claire

  • An engaging and moving tale of love and loss, bravery and the determination to beat the odds - Choice magazine

  • Moyes is a romantic, and there is a gloriously happy ending, but the story is also surprising and genuinely moving - The Times

  • An engaging and moving tale of love and loss, bravery and the determination to beat the odds - Choice magazine on THE HORSE DANCER

  • A small-life-big-dreams weepie that'll have you snivelling ecstatically into your cocoa - Daily Mail on THE HORSE DANCER

  • 'A strikingly original tale which captivates from the first page . . . There are all sorts of unusual touches in this magical novel . . . [Moyes] creates a cast of very believable and sympathetic characters and maintains the tension throughout.' - Daily Express on THE HORSE DANCER

  • Moving . . . A gripping read from the author of THE SHIP OF BRIDES - Sainsbury's magazine on THE HORSE DANCER

  • 'Irresistible' - Daily Express on THE SHIP OF BRIDES

  • 'A tear-inducing but ultimately uplifting story, with a narrative that zips along faster than a cantering horse' - Sunday Express on THE HORSE DANCER

  • A tale brimming with tenderness and romance - Marie Claire on THE HORSE DANCER

  • 'A tale brimming with tenderness and romance' - Marie Claire on THE HORSE DANCER

  • A strikingly original tale which captivates from the first page - Daily Express on THE HORSE DANCER

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Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children.

Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for The Last Letter From Your Lover and in 2003 for Foreign Fruit. The Ship of Brides and Silver Bay were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and Silver Bay was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award. You can read Jojo's blog or find out more from her website, www.jojomoyes.com, follow her on Twitter @jojomoyes or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jojo.moyes.