Patrick de

Patrick de Carolis, journalist; writer, member of the Institute and director of the Marmottan Monet Museum, is the creator of several prestigious cultural programs on French television such as “Roots and Wings” and “The Grand Tour”.  Art, travel and writing are at the heart of his personal and profession journey.  Author of a successful book of interviews Conversation and the best-seller The Damsels of Provence, he has published two other historical novels widely acclaimed by the public:  The Woman from Palatine and Laetitia Bonaparte, the Mother of All Sorrows.  His collection of poetry “Shelter from Stormy Weather” has had numerous readings and was adapted to theatre by Bérèngère Dautun. On September 8th, 2016, Patrick de Carolis released with Plon Publishing Interior Wings, a work whick reveals his inner convictions.”

The novel

Remember the Desert

Patrick de Carolis Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Night was looking to take over the city but Dubai, the insomniac, was defying the incipient obscurity. Far up on the 32nd floor, leaning his elbows on the railing of the immense terrace, he inhaled the sea air. As at every stopover, he was staying at the Sofitel Jumeirah Beach. He appreciated the staff’s friendliness and loved lingering in the impressive imperial suite which was systematically reserved for him. At each of his passings, he set down his dreams and his baggage there. He never derogated from the rule. He liked being recognized and in this fast-paced life that destiny imposed on him, he was trying to reestablish a few reassuring habits so as not to lose all his landmarks.   His existence was an uninterrupted succession of business trips, cold- hearted contract negotiations, anonymous professional encounters, romantic adventures with no tomorrow. He didn’t complain but age was catching up with him. The wrinkles were more heavily marked on his…

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