When a pregnant woman runs out onto Central Park South and gets hit by a car, Catherine helps the husband tend to his critically injured wife. A week later, a powerful vision of the woman inspires gallerist Catherine to paint again, despite a four-year hiatus. The eight oils on canvas bring Catherine and the husband together, but he must first uncover the truth about his wife’s enigmatic past. He goes to Paris and finally faces his own part in Selma’s death. Seeking solace in Montmartre, he discovers a painting with a letter dated 1908 concealed behind its frame that reveal a connection between Elias, Catherine and Selma that defies time.
A teenage promise, a violation of trust and a secret roll of film drive New York artist Nicole to create her provocative photo sculptures. When her mother dies, Nicole finds a hidden birthday gift that will lead her to Paris and a new beginning. Discovering the truth about her mother’s past forces Nicole to confront her own identity—and her bond with Marion, her childhood friend and muse.
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THE ROOM PLANNER
100 practical plans for your home
The Room Planner is packed with creative ideas and practical information to help you reimagine and transform your home. Whether you happen to live in a studio or a five-bedroom house, the 250 clear, colour-coded plans and graphics make it easy and fun to pick and choose layouts and designs appropriate to your property.
To reflect our changing lifestyles, the book’s emphasis is on versatility and flexibility. It includes chapters on: increasing property value; creating moveable partitions; making use of available space; solutions for individual rooms.
“Anyone thinking of extending or improving their home, or updating their interiors should read this book first – they will see their home in a completely new light and be left bursting with ideas and enthused at the newly discovered potential.”
— Michael Holmes TV Presenter & Editor-in-Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating; Real Homes; Period Living
“Plans, sections, elevations and other drawings are the principle means of communicating design, yet to so many they remain impenetrable. With The Room Planner, Paula Robinson has not only exploded the mystery around architect's drawings in an inclusive and helpful way that people can easily understand, but has also woven into the fabric of the book a myriad of tips, tricks and techniques that will inspire her readers to create beautiful and functional homes for years to come."
— Hugo Tugman Architect. Chairman of Architect Your Home. Columnist for The Independent & The Guardian
“Paula Robinson and Phil Robinson have given us a book that will be a valuable aid to anyone planning to make changes to their living conditions and style. The book will also be a terrific tool for interior designers to give to their clients for clarification on design concepts. Few clients have any knowledge about the design and decorating process. This book is an excellent teaching device. Being an interior decorator I am grateful to the Robinsons for their fine book.”
—Adam Lewis Interior decorator. Rizzoli author of The Great Lady Decorators; Billy Baldwin; The Great American Decorators