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I adored this utterly charming novel. The discovery of a sixties lifestyle manual by France's matriarch of style propels Louise Canova to makeover much more than her wardrobe. With wit and heart and an addictive plot, Elegance is the perfect summer read for girls of all shapes and sizes. Georgie Lewis, Powells.com

Publisher Comments:

Louise Canova should be happy and in love. But her actor husband seems to be growing distant and she doesn't know why. Is it her fault? The uncertainty and insecurity she thought she'd left behind in adolescence now come back to haunt her.

But when she discovers a faded volume titled Elegance in a secondhand bookshop, she believes she's found the answers. Written by the formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux, Elegance is an encyclopedia of style, that promises to transform plain women into creatures of grace and poise at all times. And from Accessories to Zippers, there's nothing Madame can't advise upon — including inattentive husbands, false friends, and the absolute importance of good-quality seductive lingerie.

Louise vows to follow Madame's advice, but the lessons she learns have a surprising effect and an outcome she never expected. Within its pages lie clues to her past. And as she begins to unravel them, she discovers that everything, even elegance, has its price.

Starting with A and finishing with Z, Elegance is a unique alphabetical journey of timeless fashion, true friendship, and the rare, unexpected gift of love.

Review:

"[A] lively, irresistible read." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Readers will enjoy following this harrowing journey of self-discovery, renewal, and reinvention to its uplifting conclusion." Kathleen Hughes, Elegance

Synopsis:

One of the most exciting debuts of the year is an enchanting, bittersweet novel for every woman who has ever longed for a fairy godmother. Starting with A and finishing with Z, "Elegance" is a unique alphabetical journey of timeless fashion, true friendship, and the rare, unexpected gift of love.

About the Author

Originally from Pennsylvania, Kathleen Tessaro studied drama at Carnegie-Mellon University. After ten years working as an actress, she trained as a drama teacher and a voice coach before starting to write. She lives in London with her husband. Elegance is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060522254
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Tessaro, Kathleen
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20030617
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 20 oz

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Product details 320 pages William Morrow & Company - English 9780060522254 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] lively, irresistible read." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Readers will enjoy following this harrowing journey of self-discovery, renewal, and reinvention to its uplifting conclusion."
"Synopsis" by , One of the most exciting debuts of the year is an enchanting, bittersweet novel for every woman who has ever longed for a fairy godmother. Starting with A and finishing with Z, "Elegance" is a unique alphabetical journey of timeless fashion, true friendship, and the rare, unexpected gift of love.
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