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The Resource Blackberry & wild rose, Sonia Velton

Blackberry & wild rose, Sonia Velton

Label
Blackberry & wild rose
Title
Blackberry & wild rose
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Velton
Title variation
Blackberry and wild rose
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Esther Thorel, the wife of a Huguenot silk-weaver, rescues Sara Kemp from a brothel she thinks she is doing God's will. Sara is not convinced being a maid is better than being a whore, but the chance to escape her grasping 'madam' is too good to refuse. Inside the Thorel's' tall house in Spitalfields, where the strange cadence of the looms fills the attic, the two women forge an uneasy relationship. The physical intimacies of washing and dressing belie the reality: Sara despises her mistress's blindness to the hypocrisy of her household, while Esther is too wrapped up in her own secrets to see Sara as anything more than another charitable cause. It is silk that has Esther so distracted. For years she has painted her own designs, dreaming that one day her husband will weave them into reality. When he laughs at her ambition, she unwittingly sets in motion events that will change the fate of the whole Thorel household and set the scene for a devastating day of reckoning between her and Sara
Summary
Set in eighteenth-century Spitalfields, London, Blackberry and Wild Rose is the rich and atmospheric tale of a household of Huguenot silk weavers as the pursuit of the perfect silk design leads them all into ambition, love, and betrayal
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10779097
Cataloging source
QNLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Velton, Sonia
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women household employees
  • Silk
  • Silk industry
  • Betrayal
  • Silk weaving
  • London (England)
  • Spitalfields (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Blackberry & wild rose, Sonia Velton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The joy of love, the beauty of silk, the cruelty of betrayal"" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064763142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787470767
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Blackberry & wild rose, Sonia Velton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The joy of love, the beauty of silk, the cruelty of betrayal"" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064763142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787470767
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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