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    Belle Epoque – Elizabeth Ross

    “‘Perfect, just perfect,’ days the stout man. He scrutinizes me, his suit pinching across his rotund torso, and I assume that this is Monsieur Durandeau, but he doesn’t introduce himself. Instead he walks around me in a circle as I stand still and awkward in the middle of the sitting room. A faint perfume lingers in the air.  Perfect: no one has ever described me like that before.” When Maude runs away from her fathers house to escape he fate as the old butcher’s wife she expects to get to Paris and for everything to fall into place. However with no letters of recommendation, no shops will take her on…