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Heaven, Hell and Mademoiselle by Harold Carlton
  

Heaven, Hell and Mademoiselle

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Run away to the catwalks of Paris with this gorgeous tale of four young rising stars hoping to make it big in the fashion world. The author worked for two Paris maison de couture back in the day so he knows his stuff. Love and passion, fashion and ambition all mixed up together for a sumptuous read.

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Synopsis

Heaven, Hell and Mademoiselle by Harold Carlton

1968, Paris. Four young hopefuls are following their dreams, making their way in the ruthless world of haute couture. Seamstress Monique, standing with her tatty suitcase in her hand, watching shop assistants spray Chanel No 5 in the street outside Coco's world-famous store.

Can all her dreams come true in this magical place? Christopher, London born and bred, the handsome up-and-coming designer, determined to leave his mark on the city where glamour and power go hand in hand, and every man has a mistress. Samantha, the daddy's girl with an uncanny eye for PR; Samantha understands what sells - sex, sex and more sex. But can a loud, brash American ever conquer the sophisticated wives of Paris? And hauntingly beautiful Sophie, the top model with her face in a thousand magazines and the world at her feet, but a secret in her past that won't stay buried...Four lives collide in the dizzying world of French fashion as Harold Carlton weaves a spellbinding tale of ambition, passion and rivalry.

Reviews

'For a light summer read I recommend Heaven, Hell and Mademoiselle, a novel by Harold Carlton, set in the world of Paris Haute Couture in the late 1960s.' -April 2010 -- LIZ JONES 'It's a super, intelligent read.' - May 2010 STAR MAGAZINE 'Follow the fortunes of Monique, Christopher, Sophie and Samantha - and expect back-stabbing, sex and lots of Chanel. Christopher is the butt of many laugh-out-loud moments - particularly his encounter with an older woman who shows him a new meaning for dessert! Frivolous, rude, sun-lounger froth.' - July 2010 PRIMA 'A charming diversion, a book to take on holiday to escape the everyday. .If you'd like a mental break ... take a visit to the fashion world in Paris in turbulent 1968...' - 2010 AUSTRALIAN WOMAN'S WEEKLY 'A light-hearted edgy peep into the secretive and intimate top fashion houses of Paris.'
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About the Author

Harold Carlton

Harold Carlton has previously written a huge-selling novel about fashion - LABELS which sold 860,000 copies in the UK and US.

Harold used to sketch the Paris collections for Elle, the Sunday Times etc. He worked for three years as assistant designer for two Paris maisons de couture , Nina Ricci and Courreges, and subsequently worked in New York illustrating fashion pieces for the NYTimes and Mademoiselle.

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Publication date

17th March 2011

Author

Harold Carlton

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd)

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
NewGen - YA Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409120223

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