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A Letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed - Louisa Deasey

A Letter from Paris

a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed

eBook Published: 3rd September 2018
ISBN: 9781925693034
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When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a French woman called Coralie, who has found a cachet of letters in an attic, written by Louisa's father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion.

The letters, dated 1949, detail a passionate affair between Louisa's father, Denison, and Coralie's grandmother, Michelle, in post-war London. They spark Louisa to find out more about her father, who died when she was six. From the seemingly simple question 'Who was Denison Deasey?' follows a trail of discovery that leads Louisa to the libraries of Melbourne and the streets of London, to the cafes and restaurants of Paris and a poet's villa in the south of France. From her father's secret service in World War II to his relationships with some of the most famous bohemian artists in post-war Europe, Louisa unearths a portrait of a fascinating man, both at the epicenter and the mercy of the social and political currents of his time.

A Letter from Paris is about the stories we tell ourselves, and the secrets the past can uncover. A compelling tale of inheritance and creativity, loss and reunion, it shows the power of the written word to cross the bridges of time.

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'An enchanting memoir that will stay with you long after you close the book.'

Wonderful story

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Wonderful story. Interesting historical read, written by an Australian girl. Well written.

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ISBN: 9781925693034
ISBN-10: 1925693031
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Scribe Publications eBooks
Country of Publication: AU