The Remedy

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'So at fifteen, spread belly-down upon the floor, a black sheet hunched over me and a candle at my foot and head, my lips pressed on stone, litanies in my ears as the priest broke and entered my shocked fist to slide the ring on my finger, I promised to take no other husband than Christ. I almost meant it. In that heady moment the vow seemed no great sacrifice: I'd never known a man, but I had tasted chocolate.'One unforgettable night in 1785, in a theatre in Drury Lane, the heady alchemy of love and murder suddenly fuses the lives of Mimosina Dolcezza, a Venetian actress, and Valentine Greatrakes, prince of London's medical underworld.The Remedy is a ravishing love story that seamlessly weaves fiction with historical fact in rich and details prose.
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ISBN-13: 9781408843819
ISBN-10: 1408843811
Pagini: 448
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 29 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters in a stunning new series look

Notă biografică

Michelle Lovric is the author of four novels - Carnevale, The Floating Book (winner of a London Arts Award and chosen as a WH Smith Read of the Week), The Book of Human Skin (a TV Book Club pick in 2011), and, most recently, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters, as well as four children's books. Her book Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion was a New York Times bestseller. She divides her time between London and Venice.


There's a whiff of Patrick Süsskind's Perfume in the delicious and seductive recipes Lovric borrows to pepper her tale
Compelling reading
[Michelle Lovric] reveals in carefully-crafted prose, the dark side of the Enlightenment - while managing to enchant us with a surprising love story ... From first page to last, Lovric transfixes one with her superb language, imagery and twists of plot. At no time does the confidence or quality of narrative falter. Thrilling
The language is opulent and sensuous and the setting intriguing
Fresh, graceful prose
Remedy is a ravishing, meticulously authentic buffet of words and sensations
Told in lushly beautiful prose, Lovric's dazzling new novel conjures up a world of dangerous secrets and shadowy pasts
An intriguing and sometimes sinister tale
A rollicking read that evokes the squalor and danger of eighteenth-century Europe as well as it does the glamour