Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life. Natasha is a lawyer whose job is to represent the best interests of children. Her confidence in her judgement has been shaken and her marriage has died - but an encounter with Sarah may lead to Natasha learning all she needs to know about life from a fourteen-year-old girl and a large horse named Boo ...
'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 'A tale brimming with tenderness and romance' -- Marie Claire on THE HORSE DANCER 'Moving ... A gripping read from the author of THE SHIP OF BRIDES' -- Sainsbury's magazine on THE HORSE DANCER 'An engaging and moving tale of love and loss, bravery and the determination to beat the odds' -- Choice magazine on THE HORSE DANCER 'Moyes is a romantic, and there is a gloriously happy ending, but the story is also surprising and genuinely moving' -- The Times on SILVER BAY 'Irresistible' -- Daily Express on THE SHIP OF BRIDES
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and was brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent newspaper until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and children.