Author(s): Chris Greenhalgh
Paris. Spring, 1945. A ripple of excitement passes through the crowd of photographers. Robert Capa jostles amongst them, waiting for a glimpse of the anticipated star. He sees her; beautiful, graceful and composed as she enters the Ritz. It is a chance meeting between the two most unlikely of people. He - a combat photographer, she - a famous Hollywood actress. So begins a sweeping and passionate love affair between Ingrid Bergman and Robert Capa, one they must keep a secret from Hollywood and Ingrid's controlling husband. Desperate to be together, Ingrid vows to abandon her marriage, but their happiness is brought to a crashing halt with a turn of events neither of them could ever have predicted. From the screenwriter of the 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky comes a novel that is romantic, passionate and full of the glamour of 40s Paris and Hollywood, and describes the true love affair between the iconic Casablanca actress and famous photographer - a story of love, loss and longing.
A fine, entrancingly poetic novel -- Peter Conrad Observer on Coco & Igor Brilliantly rehearses the dynamics of a doomed relationship -- Alfred Hickling Guardian on Coco & Igor Brilliantly conveys the atmosphere of tension and sultry passion Sunday Telegraph on Coco & Igor
Chris Greenhalgh is the prize-winning author of three volumes of poetry, a novel, and wrote the screenplay for Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, which occupied the prestigious closing slot at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He lives with his wife and two sons in Sevenoaks. www.chris-greenhalgh.com