It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
PARIS, 12 FEBRUARY 1947
In a grand townhouse at 30 Avenue Montaigne, Margaux Jourdan is helped into an ivory silk shantung jacket with a padded and flared peplum, and a pleated black wool skirt. The skirt falls, shockingly, all the way to mid-calf--such an excess of fabric for a post-ration world. A strand of pearls is placed around her neck, and she is finished off with a wide-brimmed hat and black gloves. Even after the desecration of war, a woman's hands are still too startling to be left unclothed.
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A gorgeous cover and opening lines. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “MONOGAMY”ReplyDelete
Liked the cover and the intro; curious for more now.ReplyDelete
I love this intro. So many great books set in Paris lately. Another one for me to add to my list.ReplyDelete