Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman

Serpent’s Tail

ISBN: 9781846689062

Petite Mort, or, A Little Death was a silent film, destroyed in a fire in 1914 at the Pathé studio before it was seen even by its directors. A combination of a lowly seamstress, who believes her talent – and the secret she keeps – will soon get her a dressing room of her own; a beautiful house in Paris, with a curving staircase, a lake and locked rooms; and a famous – and dashing – creator of spectacular cinematic illusions, husband to a beautiful, volatile actress, the most adored icon of the Parisian studios, all mix together among the scandal, intoxication and lies of the silent film studios of Paris.