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It's 1960's France, a time when you could see Picasso at a bullfight or buy the Paris atelier where Gertrude and Alice entertained Ernest Hemingway.  You could be photographed by Irving Penn for French Vogue or be stocking up on food during the Cuban missile crisis.

Heather Maggs is twenty-three when she sets sail for Europe in June, 1959, with a portfolio of newspaper cuttings, a Hermes Baby typewriter, a 35mm camera and the address of an old boyfriend.  She's beginning the adventure of a lifetime. She works in London, Paris, and Barcelona, she learns French, writes, models, designs clothes, and becomes a mother, all while dealing with a tempestuous relationship.  But in the end it is a forsaken corner of Southwest France and a rambling old house that permanently changes her life.

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 Type Books

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