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Noon at Tiffany's: An Historical, Biographical Novel
by Echo Heron

Published: 2012-09-13
Paperback : 426 pages
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IN THE SUMMER OF 1888, Clara Wolcott, a daring young artist from Ohio, walked into Louis Tiffany's Manhattan office to interview for a job as a designer. For the next 21 years, her pivotal role in his multi-million dollar empire remained one of Tiffany's most closely guarded secrets—a secret that ...
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IN THE SUMMER OF 1888, Clara Wolcott, a daring young artist from Ohio, walked into Louis Tiffany's Manhattan office to interview for a job as a designer. For the next 21 years, her pivotal role in his multi-million dollar empire remained one of Tiffany's most closely guarded secrets—a secret that when revealed 118 years later sent the international art world into a tailspin. Torn between his obsession with Clara and his lust for success, Tiffany resorts to desperate measures to keep her creative genius under his command. Clara cleverly navigates both her turbulent love-hate relationship with Tiffany and the rigid rules of Victorian and Edwardian societies, in order to embrace all the adventure and romance turn-of-the-century New York City has to offer. Basing her story on a recently discovered cache of letters written between 1888 and 1944, New York Times bestselling author Echo Heron artfully blends fact with fiction to draw the reader into the remarkable life of one of America's most prolific and extraordinary women artists: Clara Wolcott Driscoll, the hidden genius behind the iconic Tiffany lamps.

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  "Noon at Tiffany’s - an incredible story!"by bbreslin (see profile) 11/20/19

Fabulous true story of strong women who blazed the way for future generations. A great read! Extremely well researched.

 
  "The gifted artistic woman behind a brutish man."by [email protected] (see profile) 01/27/19

32 years before women could vote and 90 years before women's rights became a movement, Clara Wolcott Driscoll designed exquisite stained glass art (lamps, windows, objects d'art) for the brutish Louis... (read more)

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