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Sophie Dahl

model, author, granddaughter of Roald Dahl

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sophie dahl: high fashion model, author, and granddaughter of roald

  • Dec 9, 2008
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Sophie Dahl has basically lived the most glamorous life I can possibly imagine. She's a high-fashion model who's done campaigns for YSL, Versace, and editorials. And get this: she's plus-sized. Yeah, that's right, she gets to eat and model. (Though recently, I think she's lost a lot of weight — too bad!). 

If that wasn't spectacular enough, she's the grand-daughter of children's book author Roald Dahl and a bonafide author in her own right. She's written an "adult fairy tale" called The Man with the Dancing Eyes and a coming-of-age novel called Playing with the Grown-ups

What's the cherry on top of all this? Her writing is actually pretty good. Granted, she's not as imaginative as her grandfather, but she shares a similar sense of the ridiculous and absurd. Her prose is playful and clever, and has a lot of heart. 

Word has it that she's penning a collection of short stories. In the meanwhile, check out her novel, Playing with the Grown-Ups. 

sophie dahl playing with the grown-ups book cover

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December 10, 2008
I guess that pic probably isn't the most representative of her former size, but yeah, even her "plus-sized" just meant she had hips.
December 10, 2008
Yay for plus size models! although the it should be "plus size" ... in quotes.. yay marilyn monroe! haha... Thanks for the suggestion - I'll check out Playing with the Grown-Ups
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