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The Velvet Hours - Alyson Richman
The Velvet Hours
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As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return.An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her... show more
As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return.An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of wa
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780425266267 (0425266265)
ASIN: 425266265
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
I remember hearing about this apartment and how it had been shut and unopened for so long. I thought to myself, at the time, what a mystery. What could have happened to the people that lived there? I knew they could not have been Jewish and that apartment left alone. I was so excited when I was appr...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Great idea for a story but it doesn't work.
You may recall of an apartment in Paris that was "discovered" after being locked for about 70 years. It was, in effect, a time capsule of sorts that captured an era long dead. Many questions swirled about it. What happened to the owner? Who has been paying rent for all this time? Why did he or she l...
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3.0 The Velvet Hours
Like so many other books, The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman is a story of two women across time. In this case, the book is a fictionalized story of an actual Paris apartment and two actual women - Marthe de Florian and her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron. As with many of these books, the story goes...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it
4.0 The Velvet Hours
A special thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.A Parisian flat that has been untouched for over 70 years is the inspiration for this story. The owner left Paris for the south of France before the outbreak of WWII, never to return again. The apartment, miraculously in ta...
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