Thursday 16 January 2020

Lost Lady by Michael Reidy

Lost Lady


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

1920s Paris. Art. Music. Dance. A girl.Set against the glamour and excitement of 1920s Paris, the events of Lost Lady shadows the life of a young émigré to reveal a microcosm of Russian history. Natasha ekes out a living as an artist’s model, sewing costumes for the ballet and playing the piano for Mme Duflot’s notorious establishment. Befriended by the young Charles Boivet, still finding his feet after the Great War, the girl he knows only as Natasha draws him out and introduces him to the cultural life of les année folles. However, the complex social and political entanglements of the Russian communities threaten her safety and his.Intrigue, conspiracies and rivalries begin to dominate Natasha’s life in this sub-culture and Charles can only watch as she is sucked in.

Genre: Historical Literary Fiction
Approx pages: 201

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