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The Resource A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey

A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey

Label
A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed
Title
A letter from Paris
Title remainder
a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed
Statement of responsibility
Louisa Deasey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 libraries of Melbourne and the streets of London, to the cafes 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 epicentre and the mercy of the social and political currents of his time. This book is about the stories we tell ourselves, and the secrets the past can uncover. A compelling tale of inheritance and creativity, loss and reunion, it shows the power of the written word that crosses the bridges of time
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 944.361082092
  • 994.06092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT2808.D43
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4241762
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Intro; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Melbourne, Australia; Part One; 1 Disparu; 2 Souvenir; 3 Voyageur; 4 La peine; Part Two; 5 Serpents; 6 Chance perdue; 7 Manuscrits; 8 Le régiment; 9 Crise d'identité; 10 Chasser la joie; 11 Saint Clair, Le Lavandou; 12 L'écrivain; 13 Paris; 14 L'éloge; 15 Trouvé; Part Three; 16 Par avion; 17 Passage de l'Horloge; 18 La fille de Denison; 19 Ajustement; 20 Histoire partagée; 21 En famille; 22 Date de naissance; 23 Contradictoire; 24 FÃate de fromage; 25 Émue; 26 Les Sables D'Or; 27 Port Cros; 28 La clé
  • 29 Ma marraine; 30 Au revoir, Paris; Epilogue; References; Guide to Notable Figures; Acknowledgements
Control code
on1049606060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693034
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A909E62E-B7F5-42D7-AF52-4873C47D9BA1
System control number
(OCoLC)1049606060
Label
A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4241762
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Intro; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Melbourne, Australia; Part One; 1 Disparu; 2 Souvenir; 3 Voyageur; 4 La peine; Part Two; 5 Serpents; 6 Chance perdue; 7 Manuscrits; 8 Le régiment; 9 Crise d'identité; 10 Chasser la joie; 11 Saint Clair, Le Lavandou; 12 L'écrivain; 13 Paris; 14 L'éloge; 15 Trouvé; Part Three; 16 Par avion; 17 Passage de l'Horloge; 18 La fille de Denison; 19 Ajustement; 20 Histoire partagée; 21 En famille; 22 Date de naissance; 23 Contradictoire; 24 FÃate de fromage; 25 Émue; 26 Les Sables D'Or; 27 Port Cros; 28 La clé
  • 29 Ma marraine; 30 Au revoir, Paris; Epilogue; References; Guide to Notable Figures; Acknowledgements
Control code
on1049606060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693034
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A909E62E-B7F5-42D7-AF52-4873C47D9BA1
System control number
(OCoLC)1049606060

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