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The marriage of opposites
The marriage of opposites
Hoffman, Alice2015
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From the bestselling author of 'The dovekeepers' comes a love story about one of history's most captivating 'invisible' women: Rachel, the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. Growing up on the idyllic island of St Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their tight-knit refugee community of Jews who escaped the European Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for refusing to live by the rules. But Rachel's fate is not in her own hands: in order to secure the future of her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome nephew Frederic arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes control of her life, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal affecting her entire family, including her favourite son, Camille Pissarro, who will one day become a founder member of the Impressionists and one of history's greatest artists. Set in a world of lush, exquisite beauty, 'The marriage of opposites' shows Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. The marriage of Rachel and Frederic is an unforgettable story of an extraordinary woman and her forbidden love.
Main title:
The marriage of opposites / Alice Hoffman.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2015.©2015
Collation:
369 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781471112102 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.54
LC class:
PS3558.O3447
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionHOFFRecently Returned
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionHOFFAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionHOFFUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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