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British Film Institute Sight & Sound Magazine July 2014

"Garden of Dreams is a well-researched, sensitive and highly readable biography that gives Signoret her due. DeMaio documents the complications of her life without getting lost in detail. Particularly illuminating are the sections devoted to the war years, revealing Signoret caught in the contradictions of the era. When her father left the family without  Read More 
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Review: A Classic Movie blog

A Garden of Dreams: The Life of Simone Signoret
Patricia A. DeMaio
University Press of Mississippi, 2014

When Patricia DeMaio began to research Simone Signoret, she came against significant resistance from concerned family, colleagues and friends. The people in her life were protective of the star, who had always valued privacy. They said, "enough has  Read More 
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Library Journal Starred Review

“Renowned French actress Simone Signoret (1921-1985), who captivated audiences in such films as Casque d’Or, Room at the Top, Les Diaboliques, and numerous others, is sensitively depicted in the biography by DeMaio. The description of Signoret’s early days is particularly insightful, revealing the essence of the young woman’s character as her  Read More 
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WTNH Connecticut Style Interview

Check out the interview http://wtnh.com/2014/03/12/book-lovers-corner-patricia-demaio/ or on Youtube
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First French Oscar Winner Simone Signoret profiled in new book

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Epinions Review

Susan Frances wrote the following review of Garden of Dreams for Epinions.

Pros: The author gives readers a well-rounded  Read More 
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