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The Resource Nightingale, Marina Kemp

Nightingale, Marina Kemp

Label
Nightingale
Title
Nightingale
Statement of responsibility
Marina Kemp
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A moving and masterful novel about sex, death, passion and prejudice in a sleepy village in the south of France. Marguerite Demers is twenty-four when she leaves Paris for the sleepy southern village of Saint-Sulpice, to take up a job as a live-in nurse. Her charge is Jerome Lanvier, once one of the most powerful men in the village, and now dying alone in his large and secluded house, surrounded by rambling gardens. Manipulative and tyrannical, Jerome has scared away all his previous nurses. It's not long before the villagers have formed opinions of Marguerite. Brigitte Brochon, pillar of the community and local busybody, finds her arrogant and mysterious and is desperate to find a reason to have her fired. Glamorous outsider Suki Lacourse sees Marguerite as an ally in a sea of small-minded provincialism. Local farmer Henri Brochon, husband of Brigitte, feels concern for her and wants to protect her from the villagers' intrusive gossip and speculation - but Henri has a secret of his own that would intrigue and disturb his neighbours just as much as the truth about Marguerite, if only they knew... Set among the lush fields and quiet olive groves of southern France, and written in clear prose of crystalline beauty, Nightingale is a masterful, moving novel about death, sexuality, compassion, prejudice and freedom
Member of
Summary
A young live-in nurse forges an unlikely connection with her once-powerful elderly charge before the influential people of their village begin targeting the relationship with gossip and scheme to get the nurse fired
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848640
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kemp, Marina
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nurses
  • Small cities
  • Young women
  • Caregivers
  • Village communities
  • Secrecy
  • Sex
  • Compassion
  • France
  • France, Southern
Target audience
adult
Label
Nightingale, Marina Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000066659031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008326470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140415963
Label
Nightingale, Marina Kemp
Publication
Copyright
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
000066659031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008326470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140415963

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