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The Paris Winter - A Novel

Imogen Robertson

There is but one Paris. Vincent Van Gogh Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly realizes, is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, she stumbles upon an opportunity when Christian Morel engages her as a live-in companion to his beautiful young sister, Sylvie. Maud is overjoyed by her good fortune. With a clean room, hot meals, and an umbrella to keep her dry, she is able to hold her head high as she strolls the streets of Montmartre. No longer hostage to poverty and hunger, Maud can at last devote herself to her art. But all is not as it seems. Christian and Sylvie, Maud soon discovers, are not quite the darlings they pretend to be. Sylvie has a secret addiction to opium and Christian has an ominous air of intrigue. As this dark and powerful tale progresses, Maud is drawn further into the Morels' world of elegant deception. Their secrets become hers, and soon she is caught in a scheme of betrayal and revenge that will plunge her into the darkness that waits beneath this glittering city of light.

There is but one Paris. Vincent Van Gogh Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly realizes, is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, she stumbles upon an opportunity when Christian Morel engages her as a live-in companion to his beautiful young sister, Sylvie. Maud is overjoyed by her good fortune. With a clean room, hot meals, and an umbrella to keep her dry, she is able to hold her head high as she strolls the streets of Montmartre. No longer hostage to poverty and hunger, Maud can at last devote herself to her art. But all is not as it seems. Christian and Sylvie, Maud soon discovers, are not quite the darlings they pretend to be. Sylvie has a secret addiction to opium and Christian has an ominous air of intrigue. As this dark and powerful tale progresses, Maud is drawn further into the Morels' world of elegant deception. Their secrets become hers, and soon she is caught in a scheme of betrayal and revenge that will plunge her into the darkness that waits beneath this glittering city of light.
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There is but one Paris. Vincent Van Gogh Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly realizes, is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, she stumbles upon an opportunity when Christian Morel engages her as a live-in companion to his beautiful young sister, Sylvie. Maud is overjoyed by her good fortune. With a clean room, hot meals, and an umbrella to keep her dry, she is able to hold her head high as she strolls the streets of Montmartre. No longer hostage to poverty and hunger, Maud can at last devote herself to her art. But all is not as it seems. Christian and Sylvie, Maud soon discovers, are not quite the darlings they pretend to be. Sylvie has a secret addiction to opium and Christian has an ominous air of intrigue. As this dark and powerful tale progresses, Maud is drawn further into the Morels' world of elegant deception. Their secrets become hers, and soon she is caught in a scheme of betrayal and revenge that will plunge her into the darkness that waits beneath this glittering city of light.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Night

Length:

11h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

24:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:58


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

24:31


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:47


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:35


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:26


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

21:31


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:17


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:57


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

20:22


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

19:26


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

18:16


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

17:53


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

18:27


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

21:33


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

13:25


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

14:52


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

21:14


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

17:17


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:41


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

20:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

13:52


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:11


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

28:20


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

19:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

16:41


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:50


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

14:08


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

20:45


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

17:02


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

09:47


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:28


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

13:06


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

17:00


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

07:07


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

12:55


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

17:38


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

04:52


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

02:44


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

00:25