I have read other Fiona Valpy books and thoroughly enjoyed them but this book was even better, if possible. The story is set in Paris and alternates between WWII years and recent times during the terrorist attacks. It is set within the fashion industry which normally wouldn't interest me but the information in this book was really interesting. I could hardly put the book down although the sections that dealt with Flossenburg and Dachau concentration camps were, as you would expect, quite harrowing. A truly excellent read.