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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

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Mistress of the Ritz : a novel
Title
Mistress of the Ritz
Title remainder
a novel
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Melanie Benjamin
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eng
Summary
A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic H & ocirc;tel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue."A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within."--Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel's director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests--and each other. Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Go & euml;ring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality. One that entails even more secrets and lies. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. For in order to survive--and strike a blow against their Nazi "guests"--Blanche and Claude must spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish. But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone--the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself. Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war. Advance praise for Mistress of the Ritz"No one writes of the complexities of women's lives and loves like Melanie Benjamin. In Mistress of the Ritz, Benjamin brings wartime Paris brilliantly to life. ... Intense, illuminating, and ultimately inspiring!"--Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy
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TEFOD
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
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LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
M57 2019ab
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fiction
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Read by Barbara Rosenblat
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Rosenblat, Barbara
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  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Military participation
  • Women spies
  • France
  • Belgium
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adult
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Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
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digital storage
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (11 hr., 53 min., 18 sec.))
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online
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9780525492733
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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2C7E9590-0E78-43FD-9F80-59045B9730C5
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  • (OCoLC)1102318489
  • on1102318489
  • 3206277
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Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11 hr., 53 min., 18 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525492733
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
2C7E9590-0E78-43FD-9F80-59045B9730C5
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1102318489
  • on1102318489
  • 3206277
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not applicable
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