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The Perfume Collector - Kathleen Tessaro
The Perfume Collector
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062257833 (0062257838)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
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Book: The Perfume Collector Author: Kathleen Tessaro Genre: Fiction/Paris/Perfumer/Inheritance/Two Time Lines Summary: London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London’s most refined a...
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4.0 The Perfume Collector
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro successfully sets out to appeal to the senses and tell a story through images. The book spans two generations; it's easily guessed where the story ends. However, the descriptions in the book - about Paris, about World War II, about the perfume industry - are...
Just Another Reader
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4.0 The Perfume Collector
The Perfume Collector is a historical fiction book about two women. Grace Monroe is married and trying to fit into her husband's social circle in 1950s London. She receives a message to travel to Paris where she is to inherit the estate of Eva d'Orsey. A person she has never known. The story altern...
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4.0 The Perfume Collector
The Perfume Collector1955 Grace Monroe finds her husband cheated on her and is given an inheritance. Book also follows Eva Dorsey in Paris and she has been told she must stop drinking.An abandoned perfume shop and all the secrets they hold. Loved when she found the shop with all the vials and they ...
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4.0 The Perfume Collector
Grace is one half of a marriage that hasn't worked. But she gets a second chance to create a life for herself when she gets a letter from a French attorney about an inheritance from a woman she's never heard of! This inheritance is no nickel and dime one either, especially if she can discover out wh...
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