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On The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds author James MacManus. MacManus began his career with The Guardian as a reporter in the London office and went on to become a foreign correspondent. Currently, James MacManus is the managing director of the Times Literary Supplement. His first book, Ocean Devil, was made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
His new book is Black Venus, which tells the story of poet Charles Baudelaire and his love affair with Jeanne Duval - the woman he called the Black Venus - the striking Haitian cabaret singer who both inspired and tortured Charles Baudelaire to create poetry that would forever change the world of literature.
Set against the heady backdrop of 19th Century Paris in the left Bank cafes and taverns frequented by such giants as Edouard Manet, Honore de Balzac and Alexandre Dumas this is riveting read.
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