A Letter From Paris: A True Story Of Hidden Art, Lost Romance, And Family Reclaimed

June 5, 2020|
A Letter From Paris: A True Story Of Hidden Art, Lost Romance, And Family Reclaimed by Louisa Deasey
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A father''s long-lost letters spark a compelling tale of inheritance and creativity, loss and reunion When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a Frenchwoman called Coralie, who has found a cache of letters in an attic, written about 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 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, showing the power of the written word to cross the bridges of time. "
Louisa Deasey has published widely, including work in Overland, Vogue, The Australian, and The Saturday Age . Her first memoir, Love and Other U-Turns, was nominated for the Nita B. Kibble Award for women writers.
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Title:A Letter From Paris: A True Story Of Hidden Art, Lost Romance, And Family ReclaimedFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.77 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.77 inPublished:June 5, 2020Publisher:Scribe PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1950354253

ISBN - 13:9781950354252

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