La Soffiatrice Di Vetro

Autore: Petra Durst-Benning
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8865593474
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A Lauscha, un piccolo villaggio tedesco immerso nei boschi della Turingia, gli abitanti si guadagnano da vivere da secoli allo stesso modo: soffiando il vetro. Una notte di settembre alla fine dell’Ottocento, però, il soffiatore Joost Steinmann muore inaspettatamente, lasciando le tre figlie – Marie, Ruth e Johanna – in ristrettezze economiche. Mentre Ruth pensa solo al bel giovane del villaggio che le fa gli occhi dolci e Johanna spera di trovare un impiego qualunque, Marie – la più piccola delle tre – ha un piano: diventare una soffiatrice di vetro, proprio come suo padre. Peccato, però, che a Lauscha la tradizione parli chiaro: solo gli uomini possono soffiare il vetro. Le donne devono occuparsi della decorazione e del confezionamento. Il buon senso vorrebbe che Marie lasciasse perdere. Invece la ragazza inizia a lavorare di nascosto, finché in paese non si diffonde la voce dell’arrivo di un nuovo misterioso soffiatore, e tutti accorrono per sapere chi si celi dietro quelle splendide e originalissime creazioni. Opera di una delle scrittrici di romanzi storici più affermate in Germania, La soffiatrice di vetro racconta la vicenda – ben scritta e impreziosita da un grande lavoro di documentazione – di tre sorelle costrette a lottare in un mondo chiuso alle novità e condizionato dai pregiudizi. Una storia irresistibile che mostra come a volte i sogni si realizzano restando fedeli a se stessi e al proprio cuore. «Petra Durst-Benning è una delle first lady del romanzo storico in Germania». Denglers-buchkritik.de

La Soffiatrice Di Vetro

Autore: Theresa Révay
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ISBN: 9788845414183
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The Winter King

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141952121
Grandezza: 18,36 MB
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From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . The first of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell 'Spellbinding realism' The Times

The Lake House

Autore: Kate Morton
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 023076133X
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The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child . . . June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house . . . Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery . . . Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

The Diddakoi

Autore: Rumer Godden
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447206339
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Everyone in Kizzy's town hates her because she's half-gypsy – a diddakoi. But Kizzy doesn't care. All she needs is Gran and her horse, Joe. But when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. No one wants to look after her and her beloved Joe might get sent to the knacker's yard. Can Kizzy survive in a hostile world – and save Joe?

Segnocinema

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El Ltimo Verano En Mayfair

Autore: Thérésa Révay
Editore: Ediciones B
ISBN: 9788415420262
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En Londres, a los Rotherfield les apodan los «Admirables». Tienen dinero, poder y prestigio. En el verano de 1911, los Rotherfield han organizado un baile para su hija Victoria, pero la fiesta se complica cuando desaparece su hermana Evangeline. Su hermano mayor, Julian, la encuentra en la cárcel de un barrio obrero, donde está incubándose una revuelta. El menor de los hermanos, Edward, abrumado por las deudas de juego, se embarca en una carrera de aviones en la que debe vencer al francés Pierre du Forestel, un joven tan seductor y fantasioso como él. Mientras tanto, un inexorable declive amenaza a la aristocracia inglesa y a la vieja nobleza francesa, en los albores de la Primera Guerra Mundial. De las salas de baile de la alta sociedad londinense a los campos de batalla franceses, este es el cautivador retrato de dos grandes familias que en solo diez años ven derrumbarse su mundo. Les tocará a las mujeres, entre las ruinas de sus ilusiones, reinventar uno nuevo.

Cineforum

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The Glassblower

Autore: Petra Durst-Benning
Editore: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 9781477820278
Grandezza: 38,98 MB
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In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic—and sparkling possibilities—of the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man's world, but how to remain true to themselves—and their hearts—in the process.

Elegance

Autore: Kathleen Tessaro
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007330766
Grandezza: 74,30 MB
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An enchanting novel brimming with poignancy, humour, enchantment and insight, this is a stunning debut. Imagine an Audrey Hepburn film in the present day...