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Hotel du Barry / Lesley Truffle.

By: Truffle, Lesley [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins, 2016Description: 380 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781460751435.Subject(s): Adoption -- Fiction | Hotelkeepers -- England -- London -- Fiction | Fatherhood -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: "When a smiling baby is found amidst the Hotel du Barry's billowing sheets, neatly pinned to the laundry line and tucked up in an expensive pair of ladies' bloomers, the staff are determined to keep this adorable child. The hotel's owner, Daniel du Barry, mourning the loss of his lover in an automobile accident, adopts the little girl, names her after his favourite champagne and finds solace in becoming a father. Caterina grows up beloved by staff and customers alike, equally comfortable in the refined dining area as she is in the labyrinthine corridors below stairs. But when Daniel du Barry dies years later in mysterious circumstances, Caterina - now grown - is determined to solve the mystery. With an engaging cast of characters, from the hotel detective to the roguish but loveable Irish gigolo, and from the warm-hearted housekeeper to the lovelorn psychiatrist, this is a novel that will charm and delight"--Publisher's description.
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Heartbreak, joy and nefarious doings at London's luxurious HOTEL DU BARRY. A book for lovers of fine gin, murderous impulses and writing of the ilk of Jonas Jonasson. 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. PRAISE 'This is a wonderful romp of a novel, that brilliantly evokes the attraction and the dangers of the Jazz Age. There is plenty of fabulous fashion and empathetic characters - it cries out to be made into a film starring Helen Mirren' NZ Women's Weekly 'A must read' - Sunshine Coast Daily

"When a smiling baby is found amidst the Hotel du Barry's billowing sheets, neatly pinned to the laundry line and tucked up in an expensive pair of ladies' bloomers, the staff are determined to keep this adorable child. The hotel's owner, Daniel du Barry, mourning the loss of his lover in an automobile accident, adopts the little girl, names her after his favourite champagne and finds solace in becoming a father. Caterina grows up beloved by staff and customers alike, equally comfortable in the refined dining area as she is in the labyrinthine corridors below stairs. But when Daniel du Barry dies years later in mysterious circumstances, Caterina - now grown - is determined to solve the mystery. With an engaging cast of characters, from the hotel detective to the roguish but loveable Irish gigolo, and from the warm-hearted housekeeper to the lovelorn psychiatrist, this is a novel that will charm and delight"--Publisher's description.

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