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Helen Fripp The Painter's girl

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U Lužického semináře 10, Malá Strana

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Bookouture

UK

2022

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292

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309240

978-1-80314-123-7

1-80314-123-9

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'I want to paint you, ' he whispers. In his high-ceilinged studio filled with golden light she takes in the canvases propped against every wall, the paints like jewels. She thinks of the pictures she longs to paint, of her lost little girl playing in sunlit gardens. Will she ever see her daughter again? Paris, 1860s. For Mimi Bisset, survival is everything on the cobbled streets of the Paris slums. She tries to forget the pain of losing her daughter Colette: born out of wedlock and forcibly given away to a rich family. But Mimi's world turns upside down after a chance encounter with handsome artist Édouard Manet. Boldly posing for portraits on Manet's chaise longue, Mimi feels a wild freedom - and as Manet teaches her how to layer the vivid paints on canvas herself, a passion grows between them that breaks all the rules... At Manet's side, Mimi is caught up in his world. They dance all night at Paris's new can-can clubs and drink absinthe at masked balls. But one day, strolling by the Seine on her lover's arm, Mimi catches a glimpse of familiar green eyes... it's Colette, with a family who Manet knew all along. Although she's reeling that the man she loved kept such a secret from her, Mimi is filled with hope she'll finally get her daughter back. But when a terrible rumour begins to circulate about Mimi, the only pla

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