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From Leigh Newman at on The Suitors

If you’ve ever wondered what Downton Abbey would be like if it were set in the South of France during our current century, then pick up this smart novel de charme immediately. Leigh Newman —

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Caroline Weber, the author of “Queen of Fashion: What Marie-Antoinette Wore to the Revolution”

“Combining a sociologist’s eye for class nuances with wit as dry and sparkling as the best Champagne, Cécile David-Weill has drawn a meticulously observed, wickedly funny portrait of the 0.001%. Her protagonist Laure, a self-described ‘freemason of refinement,’ is determined … Continue reading

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Ivana Lowell, author of Why Not Say What Happened?

“An entertaining and beautifully observed glimpse into the rarefied lives of the French one percent. Imagine Downton Abbey transported to a chic house in modern-day south of France.” — Ivana Lowell, author of Why Not Say What Happened?

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Publishers Weekly

“[A] delightful rendering of L’Agapanthe, an old French family’s summer estate on Cap d’Antibes dedicated to the art of gracious living…David-Weill draws readers in as graciously as any good hostess, but because of her personal background—she comes from an old-monied … Continue reading

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Katharine Davis, author of Capturing Paris

“Cécile David-Weill gives readers an insider’s tour of the French upper classes frolicking in a grand villa on the Cote d’Azur where life is meals and proper etiquette is serious business. Beneath the hilarious portrayal of intellectuals, film stars, and … Continue reading

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Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, Le Point

“The idea of this ‘behind closed doors’ among the ultra-rich is excellent and merciless in its charms…we can imagine seeing the film, and the realization is brilliant: it’s Vanity Fair meets Rules of the Game. You laugh a lot, you … Continue reading

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Library Journal

“Deceptively charming and delightful, this novel by the French American David-Weill (Crush) portrays changing mores and class issues with the kind of smart taste That Would make kthe Ettinguers (sic) proud.” – Library Journal

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