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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel
Title
Mistress of the Ritz
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
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 Hotel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. 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 Göring--the Nazis rule over a paralyzed city. But two residents of the Ritz refuse to be defeated: its director, 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. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Historical fiction
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780399182242
Lccn
2018052997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3550001
  • 1949920
  • 447547
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780399182242
Lccn
2018052997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3550001
  • 1949920
  • 447547

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