La Soffiatrice Di Vetro

Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Editor: 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

Author: Theresa Révay
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ISBN: 9788845414183
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Elegance

Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060522275
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Louise C. wants what Jackie O had ... Unhappy with her looks, her life, and her empty marriage, Louise Canova needs help -- and she finds it in a secondhand bookstore. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegance, this slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace. It is a fairy godmother in print, an A-to-Z manual with essential advice that Louise vows to take to heart. But within its pages lie not only clues from her past, but also powerful lessons for the future. And as the old Louise gives way to the stunning new, she's about to find out that there's more to every life than what appears on the surface ... and that everything, even elegance, has its price.

Gracelin O Malley

Author: Ann Moore
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451202994
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Trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel local English landlord, Gracelin O'Malley becomes caught up in the political unrest that sweeps across Ireland in the wake of a devastating famine, risking everything to aid the desperate and starving people and harboring Irish rebels, including her own brother. Original.

Sorcery Cecelia

Author: Patricia C. Wrede
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453254676
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Two girls contend with sorcery in England’s Regency ageSince they were children, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors’ personal collections.

Cineforum

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A Beautiful Young Wife

Author: Tommy Wieringa
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ISBN: 9781911344476
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La Scienza Per Tutti Giornale Popolare Illustrato

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The Paradise Of Glass

Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Editor: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 9781503945050
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Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did--cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.