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Elegance By Kathleen Tessaro

Elegance
by Kathleen Tessaro

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An enchanting novel brimming with poignancy, humour, enchantment and insight, this is a stunning debut. Imagine an Audrey Hepburn film in the present day...

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Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

An enchanting novel brimming with poignancy, humour, enchantment and insight, this is a stunning debut. Imagine an Audrey Hepburn film in the present day...

It was a slim, grey volume entitled Elegance...

Louise Canova is at a crossroads in her life. Her marriage is faltering and the insecurities of adolescence have returned to haunt her. Browsing in a second-hand bookshop, she stumbles across a faded grey volume. Written by the formidable French fashion expert, Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Elegance is an encyclopedia of style. It promises to transform plain women into creatures of poise at all times. And from Accessories to Zippers, there is nothing that Madame Dariaux can't advise upon - including inattentive husbands, false friends, and the powerful bond between mothers and daughters.

When Louise vows to follow Madame's advice, her life is transformed in ways she never imagined. Within the book's pages lie clues to her own past. And as she begins to unravel them, she discovers a courage she never dreamt possible.

However, everything, even elegance, has its price.

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

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Elegance Reviews


`Ultra-smart and classily edgy, this is the glitz novel brought up to date." SUNDAY TIMES

"This debut novel is the perfect summer read - as delightfully fruity as a glass of Pimm's and with a similar kick, one that catches you unawares." DAILY MAIL

`funny, charming and a certain bestseller.` IN STYLE

'a perfect pick-me-up' COSMOPOLITAN

`This is a book all women will identify with, and you'll adore Louise, who's every bit as charmingly neurotic and nutty as Bridget Jones.' GLAMOUR

`A brilliant read with fashion advice thrown in!' NEW WOMAN

`an irresistible love story and self-help manual rolled into one.' ELLE

"It's surprising that this is Kathleen Tessaro's first novel as her style shows the confidence and ease of a more seasoned writer... A charming, entertaining novel." PUNCH

`a fantastic book... funny, moving and most importantly its tongue is firmly planted in its cheek regarding fashion. Enjoy!' Cat Deeley

About Kathleen Tessaro


Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro studied drama at Carnegie-Mellon University before emigrating to London. After ten years working as an actress in films, television, and theatre, she left the profession and spent several years working for the English National Opera, while training in the evenings as a drama teacher and voice coach.

During this time, she began to write. Working on short stories during her lunch hour, she soon became a regular member of the Wimpole Street Writers Workshop, a collection of women authors who meet every week.

She is married and lives in North London. Elegance is her first novel.

Additional information

GOR000515224
Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
Kathleen Tessaro
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-06-02
384
000715142X
9780007151424
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.