Hotel du Barry

Hotel du Barry

by Lesley Truffle

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/01/2016

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London's luxurious HOTEL DU BARRY has been left unscathed by WW1 and the party has just begun: tainted love, murderous desires and gin. It's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL with a dash of Gatsby.

When a laughing baby is found amongst the Hotel du Barry's billowing sheets, tucked up in an expensive pair of ladies' bloomers and neatly pegged to the laundry line, the hotel staff resolve to keep the child. The hotel's owner, Daniel du Barry, still mourning the loss of his lover in an automobile accident, adopts the little girl, names her after his favourite champagne and seeks consolation in fatherhood. Cat du Barry grows up beloved by both hotel staff and guests, equally at home in the ninth floor premium suite as she is in the labyrinth below stairs.
 
Years later when Daniel du Barry dies in sinister circumstances, Cat determines to solve the mystery with the assistance of her extended hotel family.
 
From hotel detective to roguish Irish gigolo, from compassionate housekeeper to foxy chamber maid, each will play their wicked part in this novel that will charm, amuse and delight.
ISBN:
9781460751435
9781460751435
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-01-2016
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
210x155x28mm
Weight:
0.46kg
Lesley Truffle

Lesley Truffle is devoted to Method Writing. For her second novel she immersed herself in the dark art of pastry making and undertook an intrepid journey across the wild, wild West Coast of Tasmania.

She also researched Tasmanian history and culture while stoically working her way through the fine champagnes and delectable produce of the island.

Lesley currently lives in inner-city Melbourne. Her first novel Hotel du Barry was published in 2016.

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