Petite Mort

Author(s): Beatrice Hitchman

Lesbian & Bi Fiction

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 ...

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Scandal, intoxication and lies flourish in the silent film studios of Paris

Desmond Elliott Prize 2013.

'Sumptuous ... part Moulin Rouge, part Alfred Hitchcock' - Grazia

Beatrice Hitchman was born in London in 1980. She read English and French at Edinburgh University and then studied for an MA in Comparative Literature. After a year living in Paris, she moved back to the UK, trained and worked as a documentary film editor. She has written and directed short films which have toured festivals worldwide.

General Fields

  • : 9781846689079
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Serpent's Tail
  • : 0.279
  • : September 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : 823.92
  • : Paperback
  • : Beatrice Hitchman