Shadows of Montmartre
Estelle of Alba
Daughter of Marie, socialite, trendsetter
Favorite of her mother’s, belle of the capital, rancorous social enemy to her visiting cousin Valentine.
Enemies: It is difficult to say who began the dislike between Estelle and her cousin Valentine, but it is settled and rancorous. Estelle, dainty as a silk flower on a hat, says that Valentine, despite her good manners and elegant dress at formal occasions, is mannish and uncouth merely because she enjoys dueling. Valentine says that Estelle has a lovely figure for a short woman, but an oddly shaped one for a walking snake. Elaborate social traps and stings between the two of them have made Valentine’s once enjoyable trips to her aunt Marie’s sparkling capital increasingly frustrating.