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To capture what we cannot keep

To capture what we cannot keep
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004186719 Col
Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . Available .  
S0007013834 F Col
Adult Fiction   Jerilderie . Available .  
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ISBN 9781760291648
Call Number F Col
Author Colin, Beatrice
Title To capture what we cannot keep
Place of production Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017
Notes Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, a young Scottish widow and the Tower's engineer fall in love... In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris - a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who, because of her precarious financial situation, is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Émile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family's business and choose a suitable wife. With these constraints of class and wealth, Cait and Émile must decide what their love is worth... Seamlessly weaving historical detail and vivid invention, Beatrice Colin evokes the revolutionary time in which Cait and Émile live - one of corsets and secret trysts, duels and bohemian independence, strict tradition and Impressionist experimentation. To Capture What We Cannot Keep, stylish, provocative and shimmering, raises probing questions about a woman's place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all. -- Back cover.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Historical fiction
Social classes
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France) Design and construction
Social classes
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Paris (France) -- History -- 19th century
Genre Historical
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