Literary fiction by Guy Hibbert

Guy Hibbert is an award winning journalist, author and travel writer who has lived in and travelled extensively across France during the past twenty years. He is Editor in Chief of France Today magazine and writes regular articles about French culture, history and art de vivre.

The Chateau of Illusions

The beautiful white limestone Château of Lusone, designed and built by the Picards, once proud Cognac producers, has fallen into the hands of the aristocratic Duplessis family. The mysteries of the château are the poignant backdrop to an unfolding story of two families, each new generation becoming entwined in a web of intrigue, love, revenge and redemption.

The Château of Illusions moves from south west France to Paris, London and back to France again, telling the story of Thérèse Picard and her relationships with the two Duplessis brothers, Roland and François. From blissful pre-war summers to heartache and heroism during World War 2, her journey from wilful youth to brave adult is swift and painful. As the saga sweeps forward through the extravagant 1960s and into the 1980s an extraordinary work of art is discovered, and hidden secrets revealed. With the 40th anniversary of VE Day approaching, a series of dramatic revelations lead to unforeseen twists of fate for both families.

‘Paris Postcards’ author Guy Hibbert has conjured up an epic page turner full of vivid detail, lively and intriguing characters and a reluctant heroine who endures her loves and losses with determination and courage.

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Paris Postcards: Short stories

The unique sights, smells and sounds of the famous city of Light and Love are the luminous backdrop to these eleven tales .

A young waiter leaves the French countryside in search of fame and fortune. A single woman leaves her home country behind in a last chance search for meaning and love. In German occupied Paris an officer is lodged in the house of a defiant young Frenchwoman. The extravagance and glamour of café society masks the fate of a Texan heiress.

In a sweeping time-span from the bohemian 1920's and 30's, through the traumatic war years, the new dawn of the 1950’s and 60’s, right up to current day; these are stories of yearning and longing where hopes and dreams are kindled by the powerful mystique of Paris. And within each story is a simple postcard which may have dramatic consequences.

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