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City of Secrets

City of Secrets

The extraordinary true story of one woman's journey to the heart of the

ISBN: 9781912992188
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It is 1955 and a fifteen-year-old girl, seeking adventure, escapes the greyness of post-war London for the cobbles, sunshine and romance of an ancient Catalan city. When she falls in love with the place she also falls for its charismatic leader. As the years pass and the girl becomes a woman, she returns again and again to Girona and to her lover, the enigmatic Jose Tarres. She meets captivating characters and hears about visions, a strangely wealthy priest, a fabulous garden owned by a Frenchwoman... Cast as the detective in her own story, she finds herself caught up in a world she barely knew existed. The rich priest was none other than the Abbe Sauniere of Rennes-le-Chateau, and the mysteries surrounding him are at the very heart of the modern Grail legend - the stuff of bestselling novels and movies, historical analysis and esoteric intrigue. The people she has known for so many years, including Jose, belong to a secret society that guards Sauniere's legacy. Now they ask her to be their messenger. It is time, they say, to present some of their closely guarded secrets to the world. The astonishing result is City of Secrets. Patrice Chaplin's modern classic is a page-turning, true-life adventure, rich with photographs, remarkable letters and antique documents. This new edition features an Afterword in which Patrice reviews the impact of the book's publication on her life, on Girona and its mysteries.


By: Patrice Chaplin

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Pages: 364

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