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A Dish Taken Cold

A Dish Taken Cold
A Dish Taken Cold

It is June 1792 in Paris, three years after the start of the Revolution. The city is hungry for justice, for bread, and for vengeance – and so is Célie. Employed in the household of the celebrated Mme de Staél, she leaves her baby each day in the care of her friend Amandine, but when the child dies, and Célie’s own plot is almost perfect – nothing is as it seems...