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The bee and the orange tree

The bee and the orange tree
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400267175 AF ASH
Adult General Fiction   Gunnedah . . On Loan . 7 Apr 2020
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ISBN 9781925712018
Name Ashley, Melissa, 1973- author.
Title The bee and the orange tree
Published South Melbourne, Vic. : Affirm Press, 2019.
Description 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary It's 1699, and 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 for the first time, 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 this is a fragile freedom, as she discovers when Marie Catherine's close friend Nicola Tiquet is arrested, accused of conspiring to murder her abusive husband. In the race to rescue Nicola, illusions will be shattered and dark secrets revealed as all three women learn how far they will go to preserve their liberty in a society determined to control them. This keenly-awaited second book from Melissa Ashley, author of THE BIRDMAN'S WIFE, restores another remarkable, little-known woman to her rightful place in history, revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine's fairy tales. THE BEE AND THE ORANGE TREE is a beautifully lyrical and deeply absorbing portrait of a time, a place, and the subversive power of the imagination.
Subjects Louis -- XIV, King of France, 1638-1715 -- Fiction
Aulnoy, -- Madame d' (Marie-Catherine), 1650 or 1651-1705 -- Fiction
Catholic Church -- France -- Fiction
Women -- France -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Fiction
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