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City of Dreams
     

City of Dreams

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by Harriet Steel, Jane Dixon Smith (Illustrator)
 

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After a whirlwind courtship and marriage to dashing Frenchman Emile Daubigny, Anna, the teenage daughter of a Russian furrier, moves to Paris with her new husband, looking forward to a life of gaiety, love and comfortable affluence.
Married life and the social scene in the most fashionable city on earth is everything Anna hoped it would be, but when Emile vanishes

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After a whirlwind courtship and marriage to dashing Frenchman Emile Daubigny, Anna, the teenage daughter of a Russian furrier, moves to Paris with her new husband, looking forward to a life of gaiety, love and comfortable affluence.
Married life and the social scene in the most fashionable city on earth is everything Anna hoped it would be, but when Emile vanishes without trace and she is evicted, Anna is forced to discover the city's poverty-stricken dark side of harsh streets and squalid tenements, where the temptation for a penniless young lady to become a kept woman is overwhelming.
To make matters worse, war with Prussia looms and Anna and the city she loves will both struggle to survive.
(City of Dreams is the first in a series of novels that will follow the stories of Anna and her descendants in Paris and further afield.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497355408
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/2014
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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Meet the Author

My interests in history and art and my love of writing come together in my novels. City of Dreams is my third and it was inspired by the paintings of Jean Renoir. Paris is a city I adore, and I've always found his depiction of life there in his day evocative and fascinating.
I'm married with grown-up daughters and I live in Surrey, England. Although it's close to London, Surrey's a beautiful, remarkably rural county with lots of quaint old villages and lovely walks. I try to do as many of those as possible to counteract the effects of sitting around writing for the rest of the time!
I love to hear from readers so do look me up on Twitter @harrietsteel1 or on Facebook. I blog at http://harrietsteel.blogspot.co.uk/ where you'll find articles and news.

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City of Dreams 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Very good read
newbear More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed following Anna on all the twists and turns of her journey. I look forward to seeing what the next book has in store for her.