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Belle Epoque - Elizabeth Ross

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Published: 5th September 2013
For Ages: 11+ years old
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When sixteen-year-old Maude runs away to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Increasingly desperate for money, she answers a mysterious advert: 'Young Women Wanted for Undemanding Work. Apply In Person To The Durandeau Agency.' But the work is very strange indeed. Maude discovers she is to be a repoussoir - an ugly young woman hired by Parisian socialites to enhance their beauty. Maude is humiliated - but faced with destitution, what choice does she have? Quickly (and secretly) selected as the perfect companion for the Countess Dubern's daughter Isabelle, Maude is thrown into a decadent world full of parties, glamour and astonishing cruelty. Maude finds that academic Isabelle is equally disenchanted with the Parisian social scene, and the girls form a tight bond. But when bohemian artist Paul and the handsome Duke d'Avaray are introduced into the girls' lives, their friendship will be tested to its limits. The girls are about to discover the true meaning of being beautiful...

About the Author

Elizabeth Ross grew up in Scotland where she studied French and Film Studies at the University of Glasgow. After graduation she worked in the film industry in Montreal for several years, becoming a film editor. That career path eventually led to Los Angeles where she now lives with her husband. Belle Epoque is Elizabeth's debut novel, and she is currently at work on a new novel set in 1940s Los Angeles.

ISBN: 9781471402081
ISBN-10: 1471402088
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 11+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 5th September 2013
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.27