The Mistress of Paris

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By Catherine Hewitt

Hewitt uncovers a tale about the 19th-Century Courtesan, Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne, who was imortalized by Edouard Manet and who inspired Emile Zola’s Nana, who had rumoured affairs with Napoleon III and the future King Edward VII, and yet, who harboured an incredible secret: she had been raised in abject poverty and had risen from the dregs of Parisian society.

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