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Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel

Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel (Hardback)

By Benjamin, Melanie

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue, the extraordinary story of the real-life Jewish-American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the i... read full description below.

ISBN 9780399182242
Barcode 9780399182242
Published 30 May 2019 by Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780399182242
ISBN-10 0399182241
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Div of Random House,
Publication Date 30 May 2019
International Publication Date 21 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Benjamin, Melanie
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction - Underground movements - France, France - Fiction - History - German occupation, 1940-1945, Spy stories, War stories, France - History - German occupation, 1940-1945
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 967595

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue, the extraordinary story of the real-life Jewish-American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris. In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up residence in one of the city's most iconic sites: The Hotel Ritz. There, under a roof legendary for its unprecedented luxury and for its fabled residents--including Coco Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cole Porter, Hemingway, Balanchine, Doris Duke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Hermann G ering--the Nazis rule over a paralyzed city. But two residents of the Ritz refuse to be defeated: its manager, Claude Auzello, and his beautiful American actress wife, Blanche. They not only oversee the smooth workings of the hotel, but both Blanche and Claude throw themselves fearlessly into the dangerous and clandestine workings of the French Resistance--a commitment made even more perilous by the fact that, unbeknownst to the Nazis, Blanche is a Jew. This is a true-to-life novel of a courageous woman and her husband who put their marriage--and ultimately their lives--in jeopardy to fight for freedom. Intimate, fearless, and moving, it spins a brilliantly and unforgettably vivid human portrait at a time of unimaginable crisis and sacrifice.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Melanie Benjamin's The Girls in the Picture Benjamin has a flair for historical fiction about women's lives. . . . A rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies. --USA Today A boffo production. --NPR Riveting . . . a star-studded story of female friendship, creative sparks about to ignite, and the power of women. --Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World

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Author's Bio

Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls in the Picture, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator's Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.

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