A Letter from Paris by Louisa Deasey audiobook

A Letter from Paris: A True Story of Hidden Art, Lost Romance, and Family Reclaimed

By Louisa Deasey
Read by Anthea Greco

Blackstone Publishing 9781947534612

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/31/2019

    ISBN: 9781094079752

  • Available on 12/31/2019

    ISBN: 9781094079745

  • Available on 12/31/2019

    ISBN: 9781094079769

Runtime: 9.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a Frenchwoman called Coralie, who has found a cache of letters in an attic, written about Louisa’s father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion.

The letters, dated 1949, detail a passionate affair between Louisa’s father, Denison, and Coralie’s grandmother, Michelle, in post-war London. They spark Louisa to find out more about her father, who died when she was six. From the seemingly simple question “Who was Denison Deasey?” follows a trail of discovery that leads Louisa to the streets of London, to the cafés and restaurants of Paris, and a poet’s villa in the south of France. From her father’s secret service in World War II to his relationships with some of the most famous bohemian artists in post-war Europe, Louisa unearths a portrait of a fascinating man, both at the epicenter and the mercy of the social and political currents of his time.

A Letter from Paris is about the stories we tell ourselves and the secrets the past can uncover, showing the power of the written word to cross the bridges of time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An amazing story which gave me tingles.” Carla Coulson, author of Italian Joy
“A beautiful celebration of the profound healing power of stories shared.” Karina Machado, author of Spirit Sisters
“An enchanting memoir that will stay with you long after you close the book.” Rebecca Raisin, author of Little Paris Collection
“A beautiful true story, engagingly told. So much joy and kindness between the covers.” Natasha Lester, USA Today bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Louisa Deasey

Author Bio: Louisa Deasey

Louisa Deasey has published widely, including work in Overland, Vogue, The Australian, and The Age. Her first memoir, Love and Other U-Turns, was nominated for the Nita B. Kibble Award for women writers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English