Darling Baby Mine, the book we published recently has been well received by the critics as well as the people who bought a copy.
I am now taking the liberty of informing our readers of an event which is taking place in Paris on 24th January.
Here is the relevant press release:
From Mary Duncan at the Paris Writers Group
‘Dear Paris Writers Group and Friends,
It’s with great pleasure that I’m helping spread the word that John de St. Jorre will be speaking at the American Library in Paris on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm. His new book, Darling Baby Mine: A Son’s Extraordinary Search for his Mother, describes his emotional and decades long journey to ﬁnd his mother, who disappeared during WWII, when he was four years old. No one in his family, including his father, would discuss her. A vivid memory of being held by her, kept luring John to seek her out. After his father died, sensing that she was still alive, he vigorously set out to ﬁnd her.
John de St. Jorre is prominently known for his 1994 New Yorker interview, where he revealed that Dominique Aury was the real author of Story of O, which is considered to be one of France’s most notable erotic novels. Since she used the pseudonym Pauline Réage, many people took credit for writing her book.
He also wrote The Good Ship Venus: The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press and Its Writers, which is a vivid biography and history of Maurice Girodias, who published in English, 120 Days of Sodom, Story of O, Lolita, Candy and many others.
What most people do not know, is that prior to interviewing Dominique Aury, John had been immersed in the extensive search for his mother.
Come, have a glass of wine and hear how John found his mother, Grace, and then Dominique Aury. How do their stories compare? Did one search help the other? What advice does he have for others involved in their own quests for the truth?
American Library in Paris – This event is free and open to the public. Please consider joining the Library.
10 rue General Camou – 7:30 pm.
See you there!’
Those who haven’t bought the book yet in the UK are now invited to do so in order to show the Parisians that we too appreciate a good book when we find it. So it’s time to pull your socks up, run to the nearest bookshop in your vicinity and do the right thing! The author will be chuffed.