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The Bee and the orange tree

The Bee and the orange tree
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004417055 Ash
Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . Available .  
S0007150929 F Ash
Adult Fiction   Hay . Available .  
S0006013336 F Ash
Adult Fiction   Narrandera . Available .  
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ISBN 9781925712018
Call Number F Ash
Author Ashley, Melissa 1973-,
Title The Bee and the orange tree
Place of production South Melbourne, Vic. : Affirm Press, 2019.
©2019.300-1-__- 369 pages :
Notes 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.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Louis
Aulnoy
Subject Added Entry-Corporate Name Catholic Church
Subject Added Entry - Topical Fairy tales Authorship
Women authors
Secrecy
Women Social conditions
Equality
Freedom of expression
Conspiracies
Subject Added Entry - Geographic France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715
Genre Historical fiction
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