Brenda Joyce Leahy’s debut novel, The Art of Rebellion, has made its way to the Louvre in Paris. The Musée du Louvre is an important landmark in her tale about a young woman in 1900 France who runs away from home and an arranged marriage to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist in Paris.
On November 25th, 2016, Brenda (right) presented a copy of her book to the Director of the Louvre Archives, Mme. Mardrus – Chef de service, responsible du Centre Dominique-Vivant Denon, Direction Recherche et Collections, Musee du Louvre-Porte des Arts. In turn, Mme. Mardrus gave the book to their library, the Centre Dominique-Vivant Denon, Louvre, for cataloging.
The Centre Dominique-Vivant Denon is a research facility available to museum professionals, researchers and anyone interested in the history of the Louvre.
The Art of Rebellion was released in June, 2016 and spent several weeks on bookstore bestseller lists in Calgary, Brenda’s hometown. A recent review from the Historical Novel Society compares Brenda’s efforts to those of a “French Jane Austen”!