The Perfume Collector

  • Filename: the-perfume-collector.
  • ISBN: 9780062257857
  • Release Date: 2013-05-14
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is. The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

The Perfume Collector

  • Filename: the-perfume-collector.
  • ISBN: 1443406031
  • Release Date: 2013-05-14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



In 1955, Grace Monroe’s marriage has landed her at the heart of London’s high society, but the role of sophisticated socialite doesn’t come easily to her. An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d’Orsey, a perfumer’s muse in the 1920s. As Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.

The Perfume Collector

  • Filename: the-perfume-collector.
  • ISBN: 9780007419838
  • Release Date: 2013-04-11
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE.

Rare Objects

  • Filename: rare-objects.
  • ISBN: 9780062357564
  • Release Date: 2016-04-12
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Maeve Fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable, and as headstrong as her red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious appetite that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her un-lady-like desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve faces starting over again. Armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by an elusive English archeologist, the shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible, providing rare artifacts as well as unique access to the world of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Mae becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her into a world of moral ambiguity and deceit, and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover how far she’ll to go to reinvent herself.

The Book of Lost Fragrances

  • Filename: the-book-of-lost-fragrances.
  • ISBN: 9781451621303
  • Release Date: 2012-03-13
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: M. J. Rose
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Haunted by memories of a past infused with exotic scents, Jac L'Etoile, the heir to a French perfume company, is hurtled into a nightmare when her brother goes missing after making a profound discovery about the family's possession of a mystical fragrance. 50,000 first printing.

The Debutante

  • Filename: the-debutante.
  • ISBN: 9780007366019
  • Release Date: 2010-04-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Can the secrets of one woman’s past change another woman’s future?

The Dress Thief

  • Filename: the-dress-thief.
  • ISBN: 9781910751190
  • Release Date: 2015-06-25
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Natalie Meg Evans
  • Publisher: Bookouture



Winner - Festival of Romantic Fiction's Best Historical Read A modern tale of desire and deception set in the world of 1930s Parisian haute couture - perfect for fans of The Perfume Collector or The Paris Wife. Alix Gower has a dream: to join the ranks of Coco Chanel to become a designer in the high-stakes world of Parisian haute couture. But Alix also has a secret: she supports her family by stealing designs to create bootlegs for the foreign market. A hidden sketchbook and two minutes inside Herms is all she needs to create a perfect replica, to be whisked off to production in New York. Then Alix is given her big break - a chance to finally realize her dream in one of the most prominent Parisian fashion houses - but at the price of copying the breakthrough Spring Collection. Knowing this could be her only opportunity, Alix accepts the arrangement. But when a mystery from her past resurfaces and a chance meeting has her falling into the arms of a handsome English war reporter, Alix learns that the slightest misstep - or misplaced trust - could be all it takes for her life to begin falling apart at the seams. WINNER - 2014 Festival of Romantic Fiction's Best Historical Read. WINNER - 2015 Public Book Awards. Shortlisted - 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) RITA Awards. What reviewers are saying about The Dress Thief 'The Dress Thief goes way beyond a story of Parisian fashion. It is a story of mystery, romance, friendship and the everyday struggles of life. Right from the start this book will grip hold of you and draw you into Alix's story and it won't let you go till the very last page' That Thing She Reads 'A delicious treat of a novel. I loved the setting in 1930s Paris - a place of intrigue, exquisite silk frocks, and dangerous secrets. And I was utterly charmed by the story's delectable heroine, as she struggled to make her mark in this seductive but perilous world' Margaret Leroy 'A truly accomplished and delicious debut novel' Laurie Graham. 'A fascinating evocation of a great fashion house and the knife-edge the designers live on. Natalie Meg Evans is a born storyteller' Sara Craven 'A charming novel that totally transported me to the Paris fashion houses of the late 1930s.' Trip Fiction 'Rich in detail, this is a pacy and engaging read, full of cloak and dagger intrigue, beautiful clothes and romance' Sunday Mirror

Perfumes

  • Filename: perfumes.
  • ISBN: 9781847651525
  • Release Date: 2010-08-06
  • Number of pages: 620
  • Author: Luca Turin
  • Publisher: Profile Books



'I've long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain "fragrances" to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian Perfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin's lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez's stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she's ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine and utterly persuasive argument for the unrecognised craft of perfume-making. Perfume writing has certainly never been this honest, compelling or downright entertaining.

The Glass Collector

  • Filename: the-glass-collector.
  • ISBN: 9781480449954
  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Anna Perera
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives and works amid the garbage piles of Cairo. His job?To collect broken glass.His hope?To find a future he can believe in. Today in Cairo, Egypt, there is a city within a city: a city filled with garbage—literally. As one of the Zabbaleen people, Aaron makes his living sorting through the waste. When his family kicks him out, his only alternatives are to steal, beg, or take the most nightmarish garbage-collecting job of all. Anna Perera’s richly detailed second young adult novel transports readers to the heartbreaking world of the Zabbaleen.

Astor Place Vintage

  • Filename: astor-place-vintage.
  • ISBN: 9781451682069
  • Release Date: 2013-06-11
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Stephanie Lehmann
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



When a New York City vintage clothing shop owner’s recent purchases contain a hidden journal from 1907, her entire life will be turned upside down in this “insightful, charming, and wholly entertaining novel” (Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner). Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she’son just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had moved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman’s sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds she’s connected to Olive in ways neither could ever have imagined.

Perfume

  • Filename: perfume.
  • ISBN: 9780241975329
  • Release Date: 2015-06-25
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Patrick Süskind
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Patrick Süskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris - now available for the first time in ebook In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent . . . 'An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution' Guardian 'A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity ... Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading' Literary Review 'A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay ... a remarkable début' Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review 'Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon ... Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature' Figaro 'An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy' Daily Telegraph 'Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing' Observer

The Dollhouse

  • Filename: the-dollhouse.
  • ISBN: 9781101985007
  • Release Date: 2016-08-23
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Fiona Davis
  • Publisher: Penguin



"Rich both in twists and period detail, this tale of big-city ambition is impossible to put down." —People Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950's a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side-by-side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past. When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed. From the Hardcover edition.

Elegance

  • Filename: elegance.
  • ISBN: 9780007330768
  • Release Date: 2009-06-09
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



An enchanting novel brimming with poignancy, humour, enchantment and insight, this is a stunning debut. Imagine an Audrey Hepburn film in the present day...

The Paris Architect

  • Filename: the-paris-architect.
  • ISBN: 9781402284328
  • Release Date: 2014-07-15
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.



"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

Innocence

  • Filename: innocence.
  • ISBN: 9780060522261
  • Release Date: 2005-05-31
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



The enchanting new novel from the international bestselling author of "Elegance" finds new hope for a drama instructor when she encounters a friendship from the past.

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