Last Dance with Valentino
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. Will the world's most desired film star and his lost love have their Hollywood happy ending, or will the tragic echoes from their time with the de Saulles thwart them one last time?
Praise for Last Dance with Valentino 'a gripping, bittersweet love story' SUNDAY TIMES 'impeccably researched and beautifully-written' DAILY MAIL 'Daisy Waugh delivers her engaging tale with wit and a real lightness of touch' LITERARY REVIEW 'written in deft, engrossing prose, this story is dizzy with glamour and heartbreak.' EASY LIVING 'Waugh weaves fact with fiction into a novel with glamour, tragedy and romance' CHOICE 'It's intelligent, inventive and deliciously entertaining' SAGA
Daisy Waugh used to write a weekly newspaper column from Los Angeles about her attempts to become a Hollywood scriptwriter. Today she writes two weekly columns for the Sunday Times. She and her family live in London. This is her sixth novel.