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The Resource The Heart of the Ritz

The Heart of the Ritz

Label
The Heart of the Ritz
Title
The Heart of the Ritz
Statement of responsibility
Luke Devenish
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Polly Hartford has been sent across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumstances, Polly is left with her aunt’s loaded pistol in a beautiful Hermès handbag – and to the care of Marjorie’s three friends: an elegant Comtesse, a gutter-born film star, and a big-hearted American heiress. Polly is taken to live at the Hôtel Ritz, where those who live there think money protects them from war ... But when the Nazis invade, the illusion is shattered. As Paris deteriorates, Polly and her guardians face the horrors of the Occupation with courage, humour, style – even romance – and discover just what they are capable of. As the Liberation approaches, those who survive must face a day of reckoning, but one truth stands tall: at the heart of the Ritz is the soul of resistance. A dramatic story about conviction and courage, drawn from real characters and extraordinary events
Summary
France, April 1940. Polly Hartford has been sent across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumstances, Polly is left with her aunt's loaded pistol in a beautiful Herms handbag... and to the care of Marjorie's three friends: an elegant Comtesse, a gutter-born film star, and a big-hearted American heiress. Polly is taken to live at the Hotel Ritz, where those who live there think money protects them from war... But when the Nazis invade, the illusion is shattered.
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10802344
Cataloging source
SALS
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1966-
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Devenish, Luke
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Australian Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Heart of the Ritz
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_659534
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925750225
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Heart of the Ritz
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_659534
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925750225
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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