The Resource Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth

Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth

Label
Bitter greens : a novel
Title
Bitter greens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Forsyth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. She is comforted by an old nun, Soeur 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... 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, sixty-four years later. Called La Strega Bella, Selena is at the centre of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition, retaining her youth and beauty by the blood of young red-haired girls. After Margherita's father steals a handful of parsley, wintercress and rapunzel from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off unless he and his wife give away their little red-haired girl. And so, when she turns seven, Margherita is locked away in a tower, her hair woven together with the locks of all the girls before her, growing to womanhood under the shadow of La Strega Bella, and dreaming of being rescued... Three women, three lives, three stories, braided together to create a compelling story of desire, obsession, black magic and the redemptive power of love
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Forsyth, Kate
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Caumont de La Force, Charlotte Rose de
  • Women
  • Scandals
  • Renaissance
  • Rapunzel (Tale)
  • Fairy tales
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9781250047533
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014016483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 123983
  • 5480765
Label
Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9781250047533
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014016483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 123983
  • 5480765

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