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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
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
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deasey, Louisa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deasey, Louisa
  • Deasey, Louisa
  • Deasey, Denison
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Authors, Australian
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Artists
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
A letter from Paris : a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Louisa Deasey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
p2251194472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925713312
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
p2251194472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925713312
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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