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To capture what we cannot keep / Beatrice Colin.

To capture what we cannot keep / Beatrice Colin.
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ISBN 9781760291648 (paperback)
Author Colin, Beatrice author.
Title To capture what we cannot keep / Beatrice Colin.
Publisher/Date Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017.
Pagination etc. 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents note "Captivating and bold, a haunting love story of 1880s Paris" -- Cover.
Summary Note As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, a young Scottish widow and the Tower's engineer fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and E..mile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris - a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who, because of her precarious financial situation, is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. E..mile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family's business and choose a suitable wife. With these constraints of class and wealth, Cait and E..mile must decide what their love is worth. Seamlessly weaving historical detail and vivid invention, Beatrice Colin evokes the revolutionary time in which Cait and E..mile live - one of corsets and secret trysts, duels and bohemian independence, strict tradition and Impressionist experimentation. To Capture What We Cannot Keep, stylish, provocative and shimmering, raises probing questions about a woman's place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all.
History Beatrice Colin's most recent novel is To Capture What We Cannot Keep. She also wrote The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite (published as The Glimmer Palace in the US) and The Songwriter. She has been shortlisted for a British Book Award, a Saltire Award and a Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award and writes short stories, screen and radio plays and for children. Beatrice Colin is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
Subject Tour Eiffel (Paris, France) -- Design and construction -- Fiction
Social classes -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- 19th century -- Fiction
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F COLI
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