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Author of A Letter from Paris Louisa Deasey at Frankston Library
What would you do if someone you thought you’d lost forever sent you a message from Paris? A true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed.
When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a French woman about a stack of letters written about Louisa’s father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion. From the seemingly simple question ‘Who was Denison Deasey?’ follows a trail of discovery that leads Louisa from the State Library in Melbourne to the streets of London and Paris, to a poet’s villa in the south of France. Ranging from her father’s secret service in World War Two to his relationships with some of the most famous bohemian artists in post-war Europe, Louisa unearths a portrait of a fascinating man, both at the epi-centre and at the mercy of the social and political currents of his time.
A Letter from Paris is about the stories we tell ourselves, and the secrets uncovered by looking into the past. A compelling tale of inheritance and creativity, loss and reunion, it shows the power of the written word to reunite us with our loved ones.