Allevata dagli zingari, Juliette, vive una giovinezza avventurosa e movimentata. A sedici anni si innamora di Guy LeCorbeau e si unisce alla sua compagnia di girovaghi. Finché, tradita dall'amante e stanca per le continue traversie, si rifugia con sua figlia Fleur nell'Abbazia di Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, un piccolo convento isolato, a due miglia dall'Atlantico. Ma la morte dell'anziana badessa e l'inatteso ritorno di LeCorbeau, portano nuovi guai.
- ISBN: 8811680484
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 382
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
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
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
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
Onvan : Holy Fools - Nevisande : Joanne Harris - ISBN : 60559128 - ISBN13 : 9780060559120 - Dar 368 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2003
‘Time’s black rosary counts the interminable seconds.’ In 17th Century France, Soeur Auguste lives a gentle, generous life in the remote island abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-Mer, together with her daughter, Fleur. She is loved and valued by her sisters in faith, as much for her skills with medicinal p Leggi tutto
One of the reasons I like to read historical fiction set in far away places is I learn about history and far away places. This book doesn't give that satisfaction because instead of doing historical and locational research, the author made stuff up. She sets much of the action in a nunnery on an isl Leggi tutto
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