Quella di Juliette è una giovinezza avventurosa e movimentata. Allevata dagli zingari, si è unita alla compagnia girovaga guidata dall’irresistibile Guy LeCorbeau. A sedici anni Juliette se ne innamora e lo segue. Finché, tradita dall’amante e stanca per le continue traversie, non si rifugia con sua figlia Fleur nell’abbazia di Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, un piccolo convento isolato dal resto del mondo, a poca distanza dall’Atlantico. Ma la morte dell’anziana badessa, sostituita da una bambina di soli dodici anni, e l’inatteso ritorno di LeCorbeau, portano nuovi guai.
Ambientato in Francia all’inizio del Seicento, La donna alata è un romanzo ricco di sapori e profumi, emozioni e colpi di scena, che travolge ed entusiasma il lettore dalla prima all’ultima pagina.
- ISBN: 8811607035
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 400
- Data di uscita: 14-11-2019
Set in the 17th century, this is the story of Juliette, an acrobat who becomes infatuated with Guy LeMerle, a mysterious, corrupt, possibly deviant, but beautiful young man who manages an outrageous satirical dance troupe from town to town in a plague-torn, volatile France. Reading how much Joanne Ha Leggi tutto
I finally read a Joanne Harris book. Have looked at these books for years and have always loved the covers but thought they could be winners or losers for me but this was a winner! A young lady spends her early years traveling and performing with a gypsy troupe, meeting people along the way who will Leggi tutto
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was a nice contrast and complement after The Pillars of the Earth , as that book was set in a monastery in England and this one in a convent in France, though 500 years later. I have not read Chocolat by Harris, but of course I have seen the movie and tho
Holy Fools / 0-552-77001-9 What happened here? I loved "Chocolat", and I adored "Five Quarters of the Orange". "Holy Fools", however, seems like it came from a completely different author. The book is acceptable, but not up to Harris' standards. To start, the Mother-Daughter theme that Harris employs Leggi tutto
A gorgeous, compelling story set in mediaeval France, Holy Fools has all the ingredients I love in Joanne Harris’s books. There’s a strong, complex heroine with pagan inclinations, a few villains, a slightly gothic setting, and a lot of less than comfortable reflections on the human condition. Harri Leggi tutto
کتاب لذت بخشی بود ، کشش خوبی داشت ، شخصیت های جدید و بدیع ، تغییر خلق و خوی شخصیت اصلی به خاطر مادر شدن و .... کمی جسورانه هم بود. داستان جذابیت خاص خودش رو داشت اما ضعف هم داشت ، سرعت وقایع به نظرم کمی زیاد بود ، از طرفی معماها و اتفاقات و توضیحشون خیلی بیش از این توضیح لازم داشت. بعضی مواردش خوب بو Leggi tutto
Although I really enjoy reading Harris’s works, I’m beginning to wonder if she has something against the Catholic church. In the majority of the books I’ve read written by her, someone or something from the Catholic church ends up being the baddie, and the Church itself is inevitably portrayed as co Leggi tutto
Not at all what I anticipated (from the blurb I have read online, I was expecting it to be more of a theatre based story), but I loved it either way. I loved all the twists and turns in the story, and the fact I could never be sure what to think about each character other than Juliette, our main narr Leggi tutto
Joanne Harris can spin a tale! I was totally captivated by this magical, medieval story that follows two adversaries who both love and vie with each other. Juliette is a high-wire artist who was raised as a gypsy. She seeks refuge at the Abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer when she becomes pregnant with Leggi tutto
The plot of this novel is fairly original, and the beginning seemed promising. Where it failed, was on the actual execution of the plot, and motivation of characters. The whole plot just seems unlikely. Things happen without explanation, and it is hard to believe how these people got from what they
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