London : HarperCollins, 2013.
1 online resource.
A powerful story of revolution, love and intense rivalry set in 1870 during the four-month siege of Paris. The Crimson Petal and the White meets Les Miserables. Mrs Elizabeth Pardy is a brilliant writer, a steely adventuress and a formidable opponent. But her shining star throws a long shadow, and her children, Hannah & Clement, suffer deeply in its wake. So when Hannah sees the opportunity to escape her overbearing mother she grabs it with both hands and flees to Paris.But Paris is doomed. Europea's capital of decadent pleasure and luxury is becoming a prison as the Prussians are determined to bring the city to its knees.