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The Resource Book of Colours

Book of Colours

Label
Book of Colours
Title
Book of Colours
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Cadwallader
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1321: In a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a book of hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book.Praise for The Anchoress:'So beautiful, so rich, so strange, unexpected and thoughtful - also suspenseful. I loved this book.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love'Affecting ... finely drawn ... a considerable achievement.' Sarah Dunant, New York Times'Elegant and eloquent' Irish Mail'Cadwallader's writing evokes a heightened attention to the senses: you might never read a novel so sensuous yet unconcerned with romantic love. For this alone it is worth seeking out. But also because The Anchoress achieves what every historical novel attempts: reimagining the past while opening a new window - like a squint, perhaps - to our present lives.' Sydney Morning Herald'A novel of page-turning grace' Newtown Review of Books
Summary
London, 1321: In a small stationer's shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a Book of Hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book.
Theme
Writing style
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10638237
Cataloging source
SALS
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Cadwallader, Robyn
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Book of Colours
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_487892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460707050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Book of Colours
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_487892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460707050
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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