Ninety-six-year old Doris has kept a red address book given to her by her father, and throughout her life she has recorded the names of all her friends, family and lovers. The book is now old and tattered and has nearly every name crossed off as she outlives them. Jenny, her grand-niece in America, Skypes with her every week and is her only family now. Doris is ill but still feisty, even in hospital, and wants to share her memories of her life as a model, the salons with intellectuals and artists in Paris, her journey to America and regrettably, her long-lost love, Allan. As Doris lies dying, Jenny is desperate to find out what has happened to him, one of the few names not crossed out. Bittersweet and charming, a novel that would appeal to readers of Tatiana de Rosnay.