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The Beauty Room

Regi Claire


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After the death of her mother, Celia Roth begins life anew by redecorating the house where they lived together -the house containing her mothers beauty room. But as the new paint covers their shared history, layer upon layer of dark truths begin to surface. Celias attempts to wrestle free from her mothers shadow falter when she receives a bouquet of black tulips, and realizes she is being watched. The revelation of long-held family secrets and a passionate new affair combine to shatter Celias secure life in the Swiss gem trade. Forced to confront her own grief and guilt, finally she must find the strength and courage to lay her familys past to rest. "The Beauty Room" is a compelling story of intense family relations. With a beautifully compassionate voice, Regi Claire talks of the pain of coping with the loss of those you loved and those you secretly grew to hate.

Birlinn, 9780748663224, 190pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1900

About the Author

Twice shortlisted for a Saltire Book of the Year Award, Regi Claire is the author of four works of fiction: THE WAITING, FIGHTING IT, THE BEAUTY ROOM and INSIDE~OUTSIDE.
Her story 'The Tasting' was selected for THE BEST BRITISH SHORT STORIES 2013. Regi is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at Queen Margaret University and teaches creative writing at the National Gallery of Scotland. She was born and brought up in Switzerland, but now lives in Edinburgh with her husband, the writer Ron Butlin, and their golden retriever.