Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"The Parisians"

Marius Gabriel was accused by Cosmopolitan magazine of ‘keeping you reading while your dinner burns’. He served his author apprenticeship as a student at Newcastle University, where, to finance his postgraduate research, he wrote thirty-three steamy romances under a pseudonym. Gabriel's novels include The Ocean Liner, The Seventh Moon, The Original Sin, and the Redcliffe Sisters series, Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye, Take Me to Your Heart Again, and The Designer.

Gabriel applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, The Parisians, and reported the following:
Page 69 of The Parisians is a pivotal point in the novel. We see the famous designer Coco Chanel waking up in her suite in the Paris Ritz to learn that the Germans are only seventy-five miles from Paris. She has to face the fact that the French army has been completely routed, and that there is nothing now to stop Hitler from conquering the whole of France. From now on, Paris (and indeed the whole of Europe) will be increasingly crushed under the Nazi jackboot – nothing can ever be the same again. The question she asks herself is – how am I going to survive?
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--Marshal Zeringue