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Belle Epoque

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" Louez un faire-valoir, vous en deviendrez d'emblée plus attirante. "

Lorsque Maude Pichon s'enfuit de sa Bretagne natale pour échapper à un mariage dont elle ne veut pas, elle monte à Paris, ville-lumière en ébullition à la veille de l'exposition universelle de 1889. Hélas, ses illusions romantiques s'y évanouissent aussi rapidement que ses maigres économies. Elle est désespérément à la recherche d'un emploi quand elle tombe sur une petite annonce inhabituelle : " On demande de jeunes filles laides pour faire un ouvrage facile. " L'Agence Durandeau propose en effet à ses clients un service unique en son genre : le repoussoir. Son slogan ? " Louez un faire-valoir, vous en deviendrez d'emblée plus attirante. " Étranglée par la misère, Maude postule...
Monsieur Durandeau a déjà amassé une petite fortune grâce à sa riche clientèle, et quand la Comtesse Dubern vient chercher une compagne pour Isabelle, sa fille aux idées bien arrêtées, Maude est immédiatement choisie comme faire-valoir idéal.
Mais Isabelle ne sait pas que sa nouvelle " amie " n'est en fait que de location, et l'existence de Maude au sein de l'aristocratie repose entièrement sur sa capacité à garder ce lourd secret. Pourtant, plus elle en apprend sur Isabelle, et plus sa loyauté envers la Comtesse est mise à l'épreuve. Et plus la tromperie dure dans le temps, plus Maude aura à perdre...

From Publishers Weekly

06 May 2013 – Sixteen-year-old runaway Maude Pichon is ugly so much so that she lands a job as a repoussoir, an unattractive girl paid to be seen with a lovelier girl to make her appear even more beautiful by comparison (in a note, Ross explains that this fictional profession derives from an 1866 Zola short story). Maude is humiliated by the idea, but her poverty leaves her few options. When chance sends a dashing composer Maude s way, and a countess hires her to befriend her independent-minded daughter, Isabelle, readers will see the potential for a happy ending. Ross offers not one, but two strong heroines in her debut novel, both navigating the choppy waters of the Paris debutante season, albeit from different social classes. Though Maude is the chief protagonist (and narrator), Isabelle is highly engaging as a young woman determined to challenge the expectations of her gender and study science at a university. Both touching and fun, this is a story about many things true friendship, real beauty, being caught between two worlds and it will delight fans of historical fiction. Ages 12 up.
Belle Epoque
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  • $229.00
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: 21 November 2013
  • Publisher: R-jeunes adultes
  • Seller: Interforum, S.A.
  • Print Length: 323 Pages
  • Language: French
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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