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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
Author
Subject
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 Louisas father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion. The letters, dated 1949, detail a passionate affair between Louisas father, Denison, and Coralies 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 poets villa in the south of France. From her fathers 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
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deasey, Louisa
Dewey number
944.361082092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deasey, Denison
  • Deasey, Louisa
  • Paris (France)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
Label
A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
22581955
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925713312
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018030231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
22581955
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925713312
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018030231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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