FAREWELL MY LIFE

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A Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s and 1930s Berlin during the rise of the Nazis, Farewell My Life spins an operatic tale of dangerous love, obsession and loss; of crumbling, dissolving and nothingness, that revolves around Grace, a shy 17-year-old whose fabulous talent for the violin promises a shimmering career.

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This is Gabrielle Chanel herself at Biarritz circa 1924. Notice how much easier it is to move in this outfit, that in the previous one (Lady with a Dog) of ten years earlier.
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This is Gabrielle Chanel herself at Biarritz circa 1924. Notice how much easier it is to move in this outfit, that in the previous one (Lady with a Dog) of ten years earlier.
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Unusual leaf chair

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Unusual leaf chair

This is also reminiscent of the decor of the room Grace shared with Teresa in Savignyplatz, Berlin

Another beautiful Armoire

This is also reminiscent of the decor of the room Grace shared with Teresa in Savignyplatz, Berlin

This is where Grace studied violin.
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Here is Gabrielle ("Coco") Chanel in 1938 working with a model. I remember my teachers in my girls' school during the 1970s wearing such outfits of blouse and tailored skirt, although their tweed skirts were not nearly as well-tailored as Chanel's. Nor did they wear two-tone sandals, a scarf a hat when teaching...
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Coco Chanel's working clothes in 1938

Here is Gabrielle ("Coco") Chanel in 1938 working with a model. I remember my teachers in my girls' school during the 1970s wearing such outfits of blouse and tailored skirt, although their tweed skirts were not nearly as well-tailored as Chanel's. Nor did they wear two-tone sandals, a scarf a hat when teaching...

This is the kind of armoire Grace had in the room she shared with Teresa, Savignyplatz Berlin

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This is the kind of armoire Grace had in the room she shared with Teresa, Savignyplatz Berlin

This villa (actually Villa Grisebach on Fasanenstrasse Berlin) is where Aunt Louisa, Uncle William and their three daughters Teresa, Ella and Adela stayed during the spring of 1922. It is where Grace lived for much of that time, sharing a room with Teresa.

Aunt Louisa's Mansion in Savignyplatz, Berlin

This villa (actually Villa Grisebach on Fasanenstrasse Berlin) is where Aunt Louisa, Uncle William and their three daughters Teresa, Ella and Adela stayed during the spring of 1922. It is where Grace lived for much of that time, sharing a room with Teresa.

This is where Grace studied violin with Professor Flesch, Charlottenburg, Berlin
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This is where Grace studied violin with Professor Flesch, Charlottenburg, Berlin

This church - whose main facade was reconstructed  by Domenico Rossi in 1709 - is where Russell married Grace. The image is a painting by Bernardo Belloto, showing the Grand Canal with the Church of San Stae in the foreground on the right.

Church of San Stae, Venice

This church - whose main facade was reconstructed by Domenico Rossi in 1709 - is where Russell married Grace. The image is a painting by Bernardo Belloto, showing the Grand Canal with the Church of San Stae in the foreground on the right.

This is a photograph of the old hotel circa 1928. Hotel Adlon was where all the foreign journalists met. It is also where Count von Lietzow hosted a party to celebrate his engagement to Grace.

Hotel Adlon, Berlin

This is a photograph of the old hotel circa 1928. Hotel Adlon was where all the foreign journalists met. It is also where Count von Lietzow hosted a party to celebrate his engagement to Grace.

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FRAU VARGA played by Maria Corda Argentin

Learn more about the background to FAREWELL, how I came to write it & my writing process.

Today, my interview about my historical novel FAREWELL MY LIFE drops.

Learn more about the background to FAREWELL, how I came to write it & my writing process.

This is the NEW cover of FAREWELL MY LIFE - with endorsements!
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FAREWELL MY LIFE: Buona Notte Vita Mia

This is the NEW cover of FAREWELL MY LIFE - with endorsements!

This is the Audible version of FW, which you can buy on Audible, iTunes or Amazon.
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Audiobook version of FAREWELL MY LIFE

This is the Audible version of FW, which you can buy on Audible, iTunes or Amazon.

Part I of FAREWELL MY LIFE takes place in Georgetown, Washington DC.
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Charming cottages in Georgetown, Washington DC

Part I of FAREWELL MY LIFE takes place in Georgetown, Washington DC.