Chance Acquaintances and Julie de Carneilhan

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Penguin Books, 1989 - Fiction - 188 pages
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"Set in pre-war Paris, Julie de Carneilhan tells of the complex relationship between proud but impoverished Julie and her former husband, the Comte d'Espivant, who has remarried a wealthy widow. Julie de Carneilhan was the last full-length novel Colette was to write and was 'as close a reckoning with the elements of her second marriage as she ever allowed herself.'" "In Chance Acquaintances Colette visits a health resort, accompanied only by her cat. While there, she befriends the handsome Gerard Haume and his invalid wife Antoinette, and is unwittingly caught up in the mysterious and disturbing events which befall them." "Varying widely in mood and treatment, these two short novels demonstrate the versatility and sensitivity of Colette's writing."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (1989)

Patrick Leigh Fermor was born in London, England on February 11, 1915. During World War II, he was the architect of the kidnapping of the commander of the German garrison on Crete. He wrote several books including A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, The Traveller's Tree, The Violins of Saint-Jacques, Mani, and Roumeli. He was also a translator. He received a military OBE in 1943. He died on June 10, 2011 at the age of 96.

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