The Resource Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

Label
Bitter Greens
Title
Bitter Greens
Statement of responsibility
Kate Forsyth
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2015 American Libraries Association prize for Historical Fiction. A lovely stew of sex, fairytales and, well, sex really. THE AGE. An exquisite rendering of the story behind the Rapunzel fairy tale.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, Sour 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 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 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, 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.Locked away in a tower, growing to womanhood, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does ...Three women, three lives, three stories, braided together to create a compelling tale of desire, obsession, black magic and the redemptive power of love
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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.
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10120434
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Rapunzel
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1966-
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Forsyth, Kate
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Louis
  • Courtesans
  • Storytelling
  • Women exiles
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Imprisonment
  • Black magic
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Scandals
  • Witches
  • Magic
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B9FE5A2F-E321-44CC-9073-D00BB693E168
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn936061040
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781742756097
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B9FE5A2F-E321-44CC-9073-D00BB693E168
System control number
(OCoLC)936061040
Label
Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B9FE5A2F-E321-44CC-9073-D00BB693E168
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn936061040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781742756097
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B9FE5A2F-E321-44CC-9073-D00BB693E168
System control number
(OCoLC)936061040

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