George Orwell was an English novelist, journalist, critic and writer known for his classic novels such as Animal Farm and 1984, published posthumously.
The subject might be just one painting, but it also tells of the history of the time, military tactics, art history, and religious and regional politics
A memoir of Byrne Murphy, a young businessman who moves to Paris to reignite his career and his fortunes. He quickly finds himself up against powerful forces.
Alice B. Toklas was an American cookbook writer and life partner of Gertrude Stein. The 1945 Alice B. Toklas Cookbook included a recipe for “Haschich Fudge”.
John George Nicolay (26, February, 1832 – 26 September, 1901) served as the private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, and co-authored his biography.
In 1939, Paris, Odile Souchet has her life on track. She’s working in her dream job at the American Library in Paris, a great boyfriend working as a cop, and a loving family.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February, 1626 – 17 April, 1696) was a French aristocrat celebrated for her vivid and witty letters. Most of the letters were written to her daughter, Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné.
A historical fiction story following two female reports during World War II. Annie March arrives in France, 1944 after D-Day, her mentor is Martha Gellhorn, an ace reporter, editor, who is in a troubled marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway. Annie gets to know several soldiers and takes on photography to tell her story.
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29, August 1862 – 6, May 1949) was a poet, writer and playwright from Belgium.
The book is well researched, it presents events with historical accuracy without spending time on nuances which will bog down the story. I enjoyed that the author tried to make the story flow presenting relevant facts intertwining with the narrative.