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Three weeks in Paris and more than 1,000 photos – a source of marvellous inspiration for the next novel, working title Camille & Mariele. Yesterday I browsed the photos and lost myself for a while remembering the time spent surrounded by that city’s wonders, sounds, charm and history. I’m eager to bring so many of them alive in the story, however I know I must restrain myself.

So far I’ve worked a few in:

Camille meets Mariele wearing this dress

Camille meets Mariele wearing this dress

Marilee's mother's writing desk

Mariele’s mother’s writing desk

Camille does needlework like that in the fire screen

Camille does needlework like that in the fire screen

staircase in the Noisette home

staircase in the Noisette home

Mariele buys tea here on an outing with Bertrand

Mariele buys tea here on an outing with Bertrand

during the siege of Paris, Camille hurries by this fountain

during the siege of Paris, Camille hurries by this fountain

 

 

Sometimes I make only a passing reference while at other times I describe more detail. Whatever the case, looking at the photos helps keep me in nineteenth century Paris.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET will be published by Lake Union on August 16, 2016. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.