From the author of The Mistress of Paris, a lavish biography of a remarkable 19th-century woman.
Catherine Hewitt studied French Literature and Art History at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Courtauld Institute of Art. The Mistress of Paris, her first book, was published by Icon Books in 2015 and described as an 'enthralling story, told with both conviction and sympathy' by the Observer. She lives in a village in Surrey.
A compelling book. -- The Herald
Complemented by colour photographs and filled with fascinating detail, the book provides a long-overdue insight into the life of an ambitious woman determined to succeed in a male-dominated world. -- France Magazine