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Patrice Chaplin

Patrice Chaplin an internationally renowned author and playwright, has published more than two dozen books. Her most notable works include Albany Park; Siesta (made into a film starring Jodi Foster and Isabella Rossellini); Into the Darkness Laughing; Hidden Star; Night Fishing; and Death Trap. London’s National Theatre, in conjunction with Radio 3, commissioned her stage play From the Balcony. As a Bohemian in Paris during the 1950s and ’60s, Patrice spent time with Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Married to Charlie Chaplin’s son Michael and living and working in Hollywood, her friends included Lauren Bacall, Miles Davis, Salvador Dali, and Jean Cocteau (who gave her a starring role in one of his films). In her books City of Secrets (2007), The Portal (2010), The Stone Cradle (2017), and The Unknown Pursuit (2019), Patrice opened the door to entirely new and compelling elements of the Rennes-le-Château mystery, involving the mysterious Catalan capital of Girona. Patrice is director of The Bridge, a not-for-profit organization that leads workshops based on the performing arts as new and unique ways to fight addiction. She lives in north London.

Books by Patrice Chaplin :

Lucifer by Moonlight

A Modern Fable

The Stone Cradle

One Woman’s Search for the Truth beyond Everyday Reality

The Unknown Pursuit

Three Grandmothers in Search of the Grail—A True Story