SOURCE: Granite Hill Estates

Granite Hill Estates

September 20, 2011 16:36 ET

Granite Hill Estates to Welcome Tilar J. Mazzeo

Author and Colby Professor to Discuss and Sign Her Book, The Secret of Chanel No. 5

HALLOWELL, MN--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Granite Hill Estates (GHE), the Kennebec Valley's premiere continuing care retirement community, welcomes best-selling author and Colby College professor, Tilar J. Mazzeo, to its Media Room. Professor Mazzeo's book, The Secret of Chanel No. 5, tells story of the iconic scent (known as le monstre in the fragrance industry) from Coco Chanel's early success, to the rise of the seminal fragrance during the 1950s, to its bestseller status in today's crowded perfume market. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., in the Media Room at Granite Hill Estates.

"We're very excited about having Professor Mazzeo visit our campus," said Kathy Jorgensen, Granite Hill's executive director. "Her body of work is very impressive. And the story of Chanel No. 5 is fascinating. It's something with which all of us have some familiarity."

Professor Mazzeo teaches British Romantic poetry, travel writing, and literary theory at Colby. She is the author of Plagiarism and Literary Property in the Romantic Period (University of Pennsylvania Press 2007); the New York Times best-seller, The Widow Clicquot (Harper Collins 2008); The Secret of Chanel No. 5 (Harper Collins, 2010), and the forthcoming, The Ritz at War (Harper Collins, 2012). She will discuss The Secret of Chanel No. 5, read excerpts from it, and sign copies for interested readers. Books will be available for purchase at the event, or you can bring your copy if you've already purchased one.

To get to Granite Hill Estates, take exit 109 from the south or 109B from the north off I-95 (Winthrop). Head west on Route 202. Take a left onto Edison Drive. GHE is on the right.

About Granite Hill Estates
GHE is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) nestled on 135 wooded acres in the heart of the Kennebec Valley. Offering cottage homes and apartments, GHE provides a full complement of amenities and services, including an indoor heated swimming pool; a fully equipped fitness center; snow shoveling, lawn care, and exterior home maintenance; housekeeping; and appliance maintenance. GHE received its CCRC designation from the Maine Bureau of Insurance in November of 2004 and provides a continuum of care through the MaineGeneral Health System. For additional information, please visit

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