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y separately published work icon Chloé single work   novel   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 Chloé
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'Taking the reader from Victoria’s wild shipwreck coast to the artists’ studios of revolutionary Paris and the bloody battlefields of Flanders, this sweeping novel reimagines the volatile history of the beautiful and enigmatic young woman immortalised in one of Australia’s most iconic paintings. Created in Paris in 1875, Chloé, Jules Lefebvre’s depiction of a naked water nymph, was brought to Melbourne’s Young & Jackson Hotel in 1909, where it has hung ever since.

'In this passionate, luminous retelling, Katrina Kell seeks to unlock the riddle behind the girl on the canvas, known to history only as Marie. In doing so, she weaves the compelling story of an incandescent spirit – a woman with the strength to defy the boundaries of class and convention in order to survive, and an enduring power to influence the lives of others across time and distance.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Author's note: For my beloved mother, Zant, forever and inspiration.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • World Square, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Echo Publishing , 2024 .
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      Extent: 366p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 February 2024
      ISBN: 9781760688554

Works about this Work

Time Out of Mind : The Art of the Past in the Present A. Frances Johnson , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 466 2024; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Engraver's Secret Lisa Medved , 2024 single work novel ; Chloé Katrina Kell , 2024 single work novel ; The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
Time Out of Mind : The Art of the Past in the Present A. Frances Johnson , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 466 2024; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Engraver's Secret Lisa Medved , 2024 single work novel ; Chloé Katrina Kell , 2024 single work novel ; The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
Last amended 26 Mar 2024 08:32:43
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