Tatiana de Rosnay is Franco-British, the author of 10 novels. Sarah’s Key is her first novel written in her mother tongue, English. It was published in 38 countries and has sold over five million copies worldwide. Kristin Scott-Thomas stars in the movie adaptation by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Tatiana de Rosnay’s latest book is A Secret Kept (Saint Martin’s Press).
The bel-ombre escapeTatiana de Rosnay SO Sofitel Mauritius
Dear Amélie, I’ve been meaning to write this letter for a while. Perhaps, by getting my words down on paper, I’ll be able to lift the veil on the mystery surrounding you. For so long, you have remained in the shade, even if you were often mentioned by my paternal grandmother, Natacha, the one who fled revolutionary Russia as a child, and to whom I owe my exotic first name. You fascinated her, and now, as I glean scraps of information concerning your life, I see why. I would have like to have known the shape of your face, if your eyes were light or dark, the shade of your hair. I’ve never seen a portrait of you. I would have liked to have heard your voice, admired the way you walked. I first wished to know you better two years ago. In 2009, precisely, when you burst into my life in an unexpected way. It all started with a…