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Becoming Belle Library Binding – Large Print, 21 November 2018
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"The period setting comes alive thanks to O'Connor's lively prose and dialogue." --Kirkus Reviews "Becoming Belle is a glorious novel in which Belle Bilton and 19th century London are brought roaring to life with exquisite period detail. In her portrayal of Belle, Nuala O'Connor delivers a seductive study of a complex and fascinating woman, who deserves the stage provided for her in this wonderful book." --Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of A Memory of Violets "Masterful storytelling! I was putty in Nuala O'Connor's hands. She made the unsinkable Belle Bilton and her down-to-earth sister Flo real to me, and brought 1880's London to my living room. Encore! Encore!" --Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe "O'Connor has a genius for finding the universal and unifying life essence of seemingly diverse women as they nurture their deepest sensibilities and draw upon their enduring strength. ... O'Connor's rendering of a now little-known nineteenth-century music hall dancer in Becoming Belle is thrillingly dramatic and achingly moving and profoundly resonant into this present era." --Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain "Becoming Belle is luscious, addictive and as satisfyingly wise as it is huge of heart. Nuala O'Connor has gone in deep to imagine the life of a fascinating woman, and from the dance floor to the townhouse to the bedroom, she renders Belle Bilton's passion, determination and vulnerability bracingly real. A treat as well as a tribute; utterly absorbing." --Belinda McKeon, author of Tender "Nuala O'Connor is a gifted writer who, with incandescent characters and mellifluous prose, captivates the reader with the same command as magnificent theatre. Becoming Belle is so mesmerizing you will be distraught when it ends and you remember that she lives no more. O'Connor has resurrected a fiery, inexorable woman who rewrites the script on a stage supposedly ruled by men. Sensual, witty, daring, and unapologetically forward, Belle Bilton and her cohorts will dance on in your mind long after the curtains fall." --Lisa Carey, author of The Stolen Child "A thoroughly engrossing and entertaining read. O'Connor's meticulous attention to period detail and scrutiny of the upper classes and their shallow lives [is] reminiscent of Edith Wharton at her very best. It also makes us question whether women have ever really escaped from the censorious judgement of Victorian times." --Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver
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- Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (21 November 2018)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 643 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432854658
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432854652
- Dimensions : 14.99 x 3.3 x 21.84 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 886,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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- a precisely studied 19th century English language
- delicately described surroundings, characters and situations...
and a magnificent Miss Belle from the first to the last chapters.... in England and Ireland together!
Please read "Belle"! You won't regret it! Thank you so much Nuala !