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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin, (electronic resource)

Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin, (electronic resource)

Label
Mistress of the Ritz
Title
Mistress of the Ritz
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II?while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic H?tel Ritz in Paris?from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue . Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel's director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests?and each other. Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Go?ring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality. One that entails even more secrets. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. For the falsehoods they tell to survive, and to strike a blow against their Nazi "guests," spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish. But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone?the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself. Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war. Advance praise for Mistress of the Ritz "A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within . . . High fashion, royal gossip, political scheming, and French Resistance sabotage all swirl together to make Mistress of the Ritz a cocktail as irresistible as anything served at the hotel's bar!" ?Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network "No one writes of the complexities of women's lives and loves like Melanie Benjamin. In Mistress of the Ritz , Benjamin brings wartime Paris brilliantly to life. . . . Intense, illuminating, and ultimately inspiring!" ?Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy
Summary
The director of the luxurious Hotel Ritz in occupied Paris and his courageous American wife, Blanche Auzello, risk their marriage and lives to support the French Resistance during World War II
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10775878
Cataloging source
B@L
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
M57 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Military participation
  • Women spies
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • Belgium
Target audience
adult
Label
Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399182259
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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fbe92c56-3c49-44d0-a335-501ecd62911a
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090844761
  • on1090844761
  • 3193352
Label
Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399182259
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fbe92c56-3c49-44d0-a335-501ecd62911a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090844761
  • on1090844761
  • 3193352

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