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Bitter greens, Kate Forsyth

Label
Bitter greens
Title
Bitter greens
Statement of responsibility
Kate Forsyth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens... After Margherita's father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition. Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does
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Summary
Banished from the court of Versailles by Louis XIV and confined to a convent, French novelist Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force finds an ally in Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the story of Margherita, a girl sold to a famous Venetian courtesan for a handful of bitter greens. As the elderly nun spins her fantastical tale, Charlotte-Rose discovers that her fate is inextricably tied to Margherita's. Based on the life of the writer whose fable "Persinette" inspired the fairy tale now known as "Rapunzel," this enchanting debut novel blends the storytelling traditions of 17th-century France and Renaissance Italy. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2014.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10120434
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitter greens, Kate Forsyth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
785 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474254
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2014029710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
FANTASY
System control number
(OCoLC)884665274
Label
Bitter greens, Kate Forsyth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
785 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474254
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2014029710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
FANTASY
System control number
(OCoLC)884665274

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