Paris Kiss by Maggie Ritchie, Book Launch, 26 February, 2015

paris kissWaterstone’s Argyle Street

26 February, 2015 7pm – 8.30pm

‘An intense and satisfying story. It will haunt you.’ Sara Sheridan

Maggie Ritchie’s debut novel is a tale of scandal, love, art and bohemia in nineteenth-century Paris. It is sumptuous historical fiction set in the studio of the legendary Rodin.

February 2015, Paperback, £8.99 – Saraband

Bohemian Paris in the 1880s. Exotic, strange and exciting – especially to young English sculptress Jessie Lipscomb, who joins her friend Camille Claudel to become a protégée of the great Auguste Rodin. Jessie and Camille enjoy a passionate friendship and explore the demi-monde of the vibrant city, meeting artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and the boldly unconventional Rosa Bonheur. They long to be recognised as artists themselves – although they quickly find that women are prized more as muses and models.

But when Rodin and Camille embark on a scandalous affair, Jessie is cast as their unwilling go-between and their friendship unravels. Years later she tracks her down to an insane asylum where Camille tells her an explosive secret – can their friendship survive the betrayal?

Buy online at Saraband

Waterstone’s Argyle Street 174-176 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8BT

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