Paris Time Capsule

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Winter writing

As I sit here, writing my fourth novel, snow has left dappled white patches on top of our local mountain. It almost seems as if this is a present, something that is atop everything else, and slightly beyond us, down here in the valley carved out by the river below. It almost suggests that there… Read more

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New print version of Paris Time Capsule

I have some lovely news today. Harlequin Australia have bought subsidiary rights to Paris Time Capsule and will be releasing a new print version of the book in September. The book will have another new and very beautiful cover design, which is exciting. I have such admiration for cover designers. To be able to capture… Read more

Boldini art

Giovanni Boldini and the Belle Époque

Giovanni Boldini painted Marthe de Florian at the age of twenty-four in 1888. He was described in a 1933 article in Time Magazine as the “master of swish.” The painting of Marthe de Florian certainly involves a certain amount of ‘swish.’ But who was Boldini? You could be forgiven for not having heard of him-… Read more

Courtesans

Parisian Courtesans

Les Courtesans were celebrities during Paris’ Belle Époque. Their taste dictated fashion, they were the ultimate Parisian women and yet they were the trophy companions of powerful men. Courtesans held great power themselves, and yet, in many ways they did not. The duality of their role was extraordinary- these were les demimondaines, the courtesans of… Read more

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