BTP is a fairly new kid on the block when it comes to coffee shops in Cheltenham; so new, and so damn good, that it’s always packed to the rafters. So when we happened to be passing early one morning and spotted a spare table or two, we decided to take full advantage of their breakfast menu. Kingsley didn’t stick around for long once he’d gobbled his tucker; leaving me to learn all about Elegance written by Kathleen Tessaro.
Here’s the blurb if you’re looking for a read…
Louise Canova is at a crossroads in her life. Her marriage is faltering and the insecurities of adolescence have returned to haunt her. Browsing in a second-hand bookshop, she stumbles across a faded grey volume. Written by the formidable French fashion expert, Madam Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Elegance is an encyclopaedia of style. It promises to transform plain women into creatures of poise at all times. And from Accessories to Zippers, there is nothing that Madame Dariaux can’t advise upon – including inattentive husbands, false friends, and the powerful bond between mothers and daughters.
When Louise vows to follow Madame’s advice, her life is transformed in ways she never imagined. Within the book’s pages lie clues to her own past. And as she begins to unravel them, she discovers a courage she never dreamt possible.
However, everything, even elegance, has its price.
Starting with A and finishing with Z, Elegance is a unique journey of timeless fashion, true friendship, and the rare, unexpected gift of love.