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The Resource The watercolourist, Beatrice Masini ; [translated by Clarissa Ghelli and Oonagh Stransky]

The watercolourist, Beatrice Masini ; [translated by Clarissa Ghelli and Oonagh Stransky]

Label
The watercolourist
Title
The watercolourist
Statement of responsibility
Beatrice Masini ; [translated by Clarissa Ghelli and Oonagh Stransky]
Title variation
The water colourist
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Premio Selezione Campiello prize and the Premio Alessandro Manzoni award for best historical novel, The Watercolourist is the irresistible Italian bestseller from Beatrice Masini. Nineteenth-century Italy. A young woman arrives at a beautiful villa in the countryside outside Milan. Bianca, a gifted young watercolourist, has been commissioned to illustrate the plants in the magnificent grounds. Bianca settles into her grand new home, invited into the heart of the family by the eccentric poet Don Titta, his five children, his elegant and delicate wife and powerful, controlling mother. As the seasons pass, the young watercolourist develops her art - inspired by the landscape around her - and attracts many admirers. And while most of the household's servants view her with envy, she soon develops a special affection for one housemaid, who, she is intrigued to learn, has mysterious origins ... But as Bianca's determination to unlock the secrets of the villa grows, she little notices the dangers that lie all around her. Who is the mysterious woman she has glimpsed in the gardens? What could Don Titta and his friends be whispering about so furtively? And while Bianca watches so carefully for clues, who is watching her? In The Watercolourist, set against the intoxicating background of an Italy on the cusp of change, a young woman's naive curiosity will take her far into the territory of hidden secrets, of untold truth and of love
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Masini, Beatrice
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Ghelli, Clarissa
  • Stransky, Oonagh
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  • Family secrets
  • Secrets
  • Women painters
  • Painters
  • Watercolorists
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Poets
  • Families
  • Country homes
  • Italy
  • Milan (Italy)
Target audience
general
Label
The watercolourist, Beatrice Masini ; [translated by Clarissa Ghelli and Oonagh Stransky]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Italian 2013 as Tentativi di botanica degli affetti by Bompiani, Milian, Italy"--Title page verso
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
000057565240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781447257714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946990684
Label
The watercolourist, Beatrice Masini ; [translated by Clarissa Ghelli and Oonagh Stransky]
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Italian 2013 as Tentativi di botanica degli affetti by Bompiani, Milian, Italy"--Title page verso
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
000057565240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781447257714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946990684

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