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The Bee and the Orange Tree

Audiobook
From the bestselling author of The Birdman's Wife. 1699. The salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D'Aulnoy invents a powerful weapon: 'fairy tales'. When Marie Catherine's daughter, Angelina, arrives in Paris she is swept up in the glamour and sensuality of the city, where a woman may live outside the confines of the church or marriage. But when close friend Nicola Tiquet is arrested, accused of conspiring to murder her abusive husband, illusions are shattered and dark secrets revealed as all three women learn how far they will go to preserve their liberty. Restoring a remarkable woman to her rightful place in history, and revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine's fairy tales, this is a deeply absorbing portrait of a time, a place, and the subversive power of the imagination.

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Publisher: W F Howes Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781528885454
  • File size: 382342 KB
  • Release date: November 1, 2019
  • Duration: 13:16:32

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781528885454
  • File size: 382384 KB
  • Release date: November 1, 2019
  • Duration: 13:27:32
  • Number of parts: 12

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

From the bestselling author of The Birdman's Wife. 1699. The salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D'Aulnoy invents a powerful weapon: 'fairy tales'. When Marie Catherine's daughter, Angelina, arrives in Paris she is swept up in the glamour and sensuality of the city, where a woman may live outside the confines of the church or marriage. But when close friend Nicola Tiquet is arrested, accused of conspiring to murder her abusive husband, illusions are shattered and dark secrets revealed as all three women learn how far they will go to preserve their liberty. Restoring a remarkable woman to her rightful place in history, and revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine's fairy tales, this is a deeply absorbing portrait of a time, a place, and the subversive power of the imagination.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    W F Howes
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781528885454
    File size: 382342 KB
    Release date: November 1, 2019
    Duration: 13:16:32

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781528885454
    File size: 382384 KB
    Release date: November 1, 2019
    Duration: 13:27:32
    Number of parts: 12

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English