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Mademoiselle Fleur

Author : Samantha Arran
ISBN : 9781481788878
Genre : Fiction
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Prolific writer publishes latest romantic novel, ably sweeping readers up into the captivating drama of international fashion. Mademoiselle Fleur DuPre hails from remarkably affluent stock, but she is determined not to rest on her family’s privileged laurels. Her parents may breed thoroughbred racehorses at their stud farm in Paris, and her paternal grandparents might be the owners of prestigious jewellers’ shops in Paris and London, but Fleur is quietly resolved to break away from tradition and to make it on her own merits. Fleur is only twenty-four years old, but she already has the fashion world enthralled by her creative flair; her talent and tenacity have just won her the Haute Couture College Honours Degree for best student, along with the acclaimed Star Award for her wedding dress designs. Madame Merle Veneto, a famous film star before she settled down to married life, is driving home when she hears the news of Fleur’s award-winning wedding gowns on the radio. She immediately decided to approach Fleur through the Couture College with the prospect of a stellar commission; to create a dream wedding gown for her eldest daughter, Françoise, who is struggling to find the right designer for her upcoming marriage. This exciting opportunity will transform Fleur’s career. It will also bring with it an extraordinary love-affair. This enjoyable novel from Samantha Arran, the author of the Lady Amanda Young, Love never fails, Unfailing love, A New Beginning trilogy, this time focuses on the high-octane fashion world, with a vibrant blend of romance, drama and suspense that readers will adore. About the Author: Samantha Arran is a romantic fiction writer living in Derbyshire.
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Mademoiselle Blanche

Author : John D. Barry
ISBN : 9783752386141
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Mademoiselle Blanche by John D. Barry
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Mademoiselle Pearl

Author : Guy de Maupassant
ISBN : 9781473360044
Genre : Fiction
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This early work by Guy de Maupassant was originally published in the 1880's. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe, France. He came from a prosperous family, but when Maupassant was eleven, his mother risked social disgrace by trying to secure a legal separation from her husband. After the split, Maupassant lived with his mother till he was thirteen, and inherited her love of classical literature. In 1880, Maupassant published his first - and, according to many, his best - short story, entitled 'Boule de Suif' ('Ball of Fat'). It was an instant success. He went on to be extremely prolific during the 1880s, working methodically to produce up to four volumes of short fiction every year. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
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Author : Rhonda K. Garelick
ISBN : 9780679604266
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny. Coco Chanel transformed forever the way women dressed. Her influence remains so pervasive that to this day we can see her afterimage a dozen times while just walking down a single street: in all the little black dresses, flat shoes, costume jewelry, cardigan sweaters, and tortoiseshell eyeglasses on women of every age and background. A bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume is sold every three seconds. Arguably, no other individual has had a deeper impact on the visual aesthetic of the world. But how did a poor orphan become a global icon of both luxury and everyday style? How did she develop such vast, undying influence? And what does our ongoing love of all things Chanel tell us about ourselves? These are the mysteries that Rhonda K. Garelick unravels in Mademoiselle. Raised in rural poverty and orphaned early, the young Chanel supported herself as best she could. Then, as an uneducated nineteen-year-old café singer, she attracted the attention of a wealthy and powerful admirer and parlayed his support into her own hat design business. For the rest of Chanel’s life, the professional, personal, and political were interwoven; her lovers included diplomat Boy Capel; composer Igor Stravinsky; Romanov heir Grand Duke Dmitri; Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster; poet Pierre Reverdy; a Nazi officer; and several women as well. For all that, she was profoundly alone, her romantic life relentlessly plagued by abandonment and tragedy. Chanel’s ambitions and accomplishments were unparalleled. Her hat shop evolved into a clothing empire. She became a noted theatrical and film costume designer, collaborating with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Luchino Visconti. The genius of Coco Chanel, Garelick shows, lay in the way she absorbed the zeitgeist, reflecting it back to the world in her designs and in what Garelick calls “wearable personality”—the irresistible and contagious style infused with both world history and Chanel’s nearly unbelievable life saga. By age forty, Chanel had become a multimillionaire and a household name, and her Chanel Corporation is still the highest-earning privately owned luxury goods manufacturer in the world. In Mademoiselle, Garelick delivers the most probing, well-researched, and insightful biography to date on this seemingly familiar but endlessly surprising figure—a work that is truly both a heady intellectual study and a literary page-turner. Praise for Mademoiselle “A detailed, wry and nuanced portrait of a complicated woman that leaves the reader in a state of utterly satisfying confusion—blissfully mesmerized and confounded by the reality of the human spirit.”—The Washington Post “Writing an exhaustive biography of Chanel is a challenge comparable to racing a four-horse chariot. . . . This makes the assured confidence with which Garelick tells her story all the more remarkable.”—The New York Review of Books “Broadly focused and beautifully written.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

La Grande Mademoiselle At The Court Of France

Author : Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orleans Montpensier
ISBN : 0801864666
Genre : History
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Viewed through her writings, the events of Mademoiselle's life offer a unique perspective on several aspects of seventeenth-century France: the evolution of the Bourbon monarchy over the course of the century, the dynamics of aristocratic resistance to the centralizing power of the state, and the debate over the role of women in public and private life.
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Heaven Hell And Mademoiselle

Author : H.C. Carlton
ISBN : 9781409115199
Genre : Fiction
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This season's must-have accessory - a delicious romp through Parisian haute couture. Paris, 1968. Four young hopefuls are following their dreams, making their way in the ruthless world of haute couture. Seamstress Monique, standing with her tatty suitcase in hand, watches shop assistants spray Chanel No. 5 in the street outside Coco's world-famous store. Can all her dreams come true in this magical place? Christopher, London born and bred, the handsome up-and-coming designer is determined to leave his mark on the city where glamour and power go hand in hand and every man has a mistress. Samantha, the daddy's girl with an uncanny eye for PR, understands what sells-- sex, sex and more sex. But can a loud, brash American ever conquer the sophisticated wives of Paris? And hauntingly beautiful Sophie, the top model with her face in a thousand magazines and the world at her feet, has a secret in her past that won't stay buried...
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Memoirs Of Mademoiselle De Montpensier La Grande Mademoiselle

Author : Anne-Marie-Louise Montpensier
ISBN : 9781907322013
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mademoiselle de Montpensier (la Grande Mademoiselle), Louis XIV's first cousin, began working on her memoirs at the age of 25 when she was exiled from Paris following her involvement on the 'wrong' side in the Frondes, the civil wars that threatened for a time to dislodge the young king from his throne. She was an accomplished writer of novels and literary portraits and she also wrote at least one manual of pious Christian behaviour. For a time, she hosted one of the most prominent of the literary salons in the capital; but we remember her best for her colourful life both at court and in exile. The memoirs are well written and provide an informative, outspoken, and, at times, exciting account of the life and times of one of the most active (and richest) women of the seventeenth century.
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Mademoiselle Benoir

Author : Christine Conrad
ISBN : 061877209X
Genre : Fiction
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Abandoning his teaching career in New York to pursue his long-time dream of becoming an artist, Tim Reinhart purchases a farmhouse in rural France, where he is introduced to the pastoral French lifestyle, his quirky neighbors, and Mademoiselle Benoir, a beautiful, aristocratic woman twenty years his senior, with whom he falls in love. Reprint.
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Mademoiselle Victorine

Author : Debra Finerman
ISBN : 9780307394293
Genre : Fiction
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When Victorine Laurent joins the chorus of the grand Paris Opera ballet, she expects to become the mistress of a wealthy man; this is how young women without family survive in the decadent City of Light. Yet when the artist Degas introduces her to Edouard Manet, her life changes dramatically. She agrees to pose for him, and the result is a painting that shocks Paris. Overnight, Victorine becomes the city’s most sought after courtesan. When she becomes the favorite of the Duke de Lyon, the power behind the shaky government of Emperor Louis-Napoléon, her continued attraction to Manet becomes dangerous for them both. And when an astonishing secret from Victorine’s past comes to light, her carefully constructed world may come crashing down around her. Mademoiselle Victorine transports readers back to nineteenth-century Paris, a time when art, love, and commerce blended seamlessly together. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mademoiselle Boleyn

Author : Robin Maxwell
ISBN : 1101211202
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When her father is assigned the task of spying on the French Court, the charming and sweetly innocent Anne Boleyn is delighted by the thought of a new adventure. And she is not to be disappointed, for her beautiful sister, Mary, has been handed a mission: to let herself be seduced by the King of France in order to uncover his secrets. Mesmerized by the thrilling passion, intrigue, and betrayal that unfolds, Anne discovers the power of being a woman who catches the eye of a powerful king. And, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, she undergoes her own sexual awakening, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny.
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The Seven Fires Of Mademoiselle

Author : Esther Vilar
ISBN : 9781448156047
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How far would you go to get someone's attention? Carlota is a precocious twelve-year-old who is fond of making elaborate inventions and devoted to her astonishingly beautiful yet mildly eccentric, French nanny, Mademoiselle. Despite being courted by all the eligible bachelors in town, Mademoiselle never shows the tiniest jot of interest in the opposite sex until, on Christmas Day, Carlota's home-made decorations catch fire and the local fire brigade rush to the scene. Among the tall, athletic firefighters there is one short, balding man called Nick Kowalski with whom mademoiselle falls instantly and passionately in love. She turns to Carlota for help- how can she ever contrive to meet him again and ignite his affections? The answer lies in a box of matches...
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The Diary Of Mademoiselle D Arvers

Author : Toru Dutt
ISBN : 0143032550
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Set in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, The Diary of Mademoiselle D'Arvers is a novel of possibilities and limitations; of love, marriage and domesticity, and the heartaches and joys of growing up. Fifteen-year-old Marguerite, fresh from her convent education and extremely religious, returns to her family and experiences the first stirrings of love, only to find herself entangled in a complicated net of relationships. The story traces Marguerite's growth through adolescence to maturity and marital happiness. Written in secret and discovered by the author's father after her death, this poignant novel is a unique and unexpected outcome of the intellectual, linguistic, and cultural ferment of nineteenth-century colonial Bengal.
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Mademoiselle Of Monte Carlo

Author : William Le Queux
ISBN : 9781425027391
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A story of intrigue and mystery set in the backdrop of Europe. The writer has drawn beautiful characters and the plot of murder enraptures the reader. The delicate persona of Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo dominates and concludes the narration. The minor plots are beautifully intertwined with the major one and keep the readers spell bound.
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Mademoiselle At Arms

Author : Elizabeth Bailey
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A romance novel by Elizabeth Bailey Author of the Lady Fan historical mystery series Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’s traditional historical romance features an unconventional heroine with a rebellious spirit who runs headlong into adventure. Mademoiselle at Arms Threatened with a pistol by the young lady discovered in a deserted mansion, Major Gerald Alderley is instantly intrigued. Who is the beautiful intruder? And why does she disguise herself as a nun? What circumstance has thrust her into an enterprise both foolhardy and dangerous? The girl’s French accent places her with the émigrés from across the channel, except that Mademoiselle insists she is English. Set on unravelling the mystery, Gerald begins a relentless pursuit, hunting down every possible clue - much to the indignation of Mademoiselle. When her life proves to be in danger from the villainous émigré Valade, Gerald has his work cut out. For Mademoiselle Melusine, engaged in a desperate battle to prove her true identity, believes she is well able to take care of herself and is determined not to be rescued.

Mademoiselle De Maupin

Author : Theophile Gautier
ISBN : 9780141936031
Genre : Fiction
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Chevalier d'Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, yet every woman he meets falls short of his exacting standards of female perfection. Embarking on an affair with the lovely Rosette to ease his boredom, he is thrown into tumultuous confusion when she receives a dashing young visitor. Exquisitely handsome, Théodore inspires passions d'Albert never believed he could feel for a man - and Rosette also seems to be in thrall to the charms of her guest. Does this bafflingly alluring person have a secret to hide? Subversive and seductive, Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.
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The Adventures Of Mademoiselle Mac 2 Book Bundle

Author : Christopher Ward
ISBN : 9781459731912
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Mackenzie — just “Mac,” thanks — is a regular fourteen-year-old girl, until a school trip to Paris leaves her tangled up with a cast of shadowy characters, crazy cabbies, and ... are those real-life gargoyles? That’s just the beginning for Mac and her zany friends, whose adventures whisk them all around France. From a dizzying encounter on top of Notre Dame Cathedral to a cutthroat race to Marseille (try to steer around the sheep), Mac’s adventures have only begun! Includes Mac in the City of Light Mac on the Road to Marseille Mac in the City of Light Mac’s school trip to Paris turns into an adventure she never imagined. Mac on the Road to Marseille Mac takes an adventure on the roads of France.
Category: Young Adult Fiction