London, 1988. Vicky, a promising young radio producer with ambitions to work in film, is at home watching the television. But her remote control doesn't work. It's a fault that will change her life. For instead of watching the American soap she tuned in for, Vicky finds herself viewing a concert conducted by Serge Marais, and becomes instantly infatuated with 'The Maestro'. Vicky is determined to find him, even though he is already married with a family and even though she must go to extraordinary lengths just to engineer a first meeting with him... Nothing will deter her. And having met Marais, their affair begins. Their passion shocks even Vicky, it is as if she has become possessed by somebody, or something, else. As her relationship with Marais progresses, and their lives become entangled, Vicky begins to experience flashbacks, but of a life that cannot possibly be her own. Is she losing her grip on reality, or is something more complicated going on? Enmeshed in a dramatic relationship with Marais, Vicky finds her strange experiences becoming more and more intense until at last she seems to be living two lives at once. In one, she is the fiancee of The Maestro. But in the other, she is decades further back in time, living with the passionate, charismatic but ultimately doomed artist, Modigliani. And as her wedding day approaches, Vicky finds herself drifting further back in time, away from Marais. Vicky digs deep into the past and in a desperate trip to Paris, Vicky finally speaks to people who encountered Modigliani. Only then does she understand the tragic, devastating truth about his final hours and the death of one of his lovers. She also understands why she must leave the artists' story, and the events of the past, behind her. But as Vicky prepares for her wedding, has that understanding come too late? Forget Me Not is suspenseful tale of love, memories and how the events of the past shape us. Praise for Patrice Chaplin ' ... a surging intensity that keeps the reader glued to the page.' - New York Times Patrice Chaplin is an author, playwright, journalist and the producer of the BBC radio documentary on The Cabala in Spain. In addition to seven novels, including Harriet Hunter, Having it Away and The Unforgotten , she has written many short stories and plays for radio and television. She is the author of From the Balcony written for the National Theatre and Radio 3. Her novel Siesta is based on the years described in her volume of autobiography, Albany Park , and has been filmed.
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April 1989 : UK Hardback
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April 1990 : UK Paperback
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