Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014 Mesdames et Messieurs, presenting La Petite Mort, or, A Little Death ...A silent film, destroyed in a fire in 1914 at the Pathe studio, before it was seen even by its director.
A lowly seamstress, who makes the costumes she should be wearing, but believes her talent - and the secret she keeps too - will soon get her a dressing room of her own.
A famous - and dashing - creator of spectacular cinematic illusions, husband to a beautiful, volatile actress, the most adored icon of the Parisian studios.
All fit together, like scenes in a movie. And as you will see, this plot has a twist we beg you not to disclose ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/10/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846689079