A sparkling novel that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ingrid Bergman and Robert Capa.
Paris. June, 1945.
The Hollywood star, Ingrid Bergman, walks into the Ritz Hotel in Paris to the enchantment of Robert Capa, the world’s greatest war photographer, newly out of work. From the moment he slips a mischievous invitation to dinner under her door, the two find themselves helplessly attracted. But the light-hearted Capa is not all that he seems. Addicted to risk and compelled by something dark inside him, he has to resist an impulse to go off to yet another war. Meanwhile, Ingrid, trapped in a passionless marriage, must court scandal and risk compromising her Hollywood career if their love is to survive. With everything at stake, both Capa and Ingrid are presented with terrible choices.
Passionate, witty, and full of the romantic glamour of 40s Paris and Hollywood the true, secret affair between the iconic Casablanca star and the famous photographer is a compelling story of love, loss and longing.
‘Greenhalgh artfully shuffles the few known facts to create a rich, lyrical novel that manages their love affair without a trace of sentimentality.’ — GQ (click for full review)
‘Greenhalgh’s characters are sharply drawn, in particular the contrast between Bergman’s inner turmoil and the slick celebrity seen by the public.’ Financial Times
‘Absorbing and passionate… will whisk you away to another world’ — Easy Living
The novel was published in Autumn 2012 by Viking Penguin in the UK. St. Martin’s Press in the US will publish in Fall 2013.
Film rights in SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN are represented by Rich Green of CAA. Contact CDLA for more details.