As a writer of historical fiction, I've often found inspiration for my work in art and this has definitely been the case with my two most recent novels, City of Dreams and its sequel Following the Dream. Both are set in Paris in the second half of the nineteenth century and tell the story of Anna, a young Russian girl, who comes to Paris with her new French husband, Emile Daubigny. She's thrilled to be in the most fashionable city on earth, but when Daubigny turns out to be a rogue and abandons her, she has to cope with a very different life from the one she had looked forward to with such joy.
|Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet|
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