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The lost dresses of Italy : a novel / M.A. McLaughlin.

McLaughlin, M. A., (author.).

Summary:
"Verona, 1947. Textile historian Marianne Baxter comes to post-war Italy with one thing on her mind: three pristine Victorian dresses, once owned by the famous poet Christina Rossetti. Hidden away in a trunk for nearly a century, they were recently discovered at the Fondazione Museo Menigatti and Marianne's expertise is needed before they go on exhibit. Still grieving the loss of her husband, the trip is also a reason for Marianne to start over. But when she arrives, she discovers an unsupportive but handsome museum owner, a superstitious local community, and a mysterious letter with a scribbled warning hidden among the dresses. Verona, 1864. Christina Rossetti returns to her family's homeland in hopes of leaving her unfulfilled personal life and poetry career in England and beginning a new chapter. After a chance encounter with an old family friend, she finds a gift her father once gave her: a small ornate box with the three Muses carved into the lid. When she stumbles across a secret compartment, Christina finds a letter from her father with an urgent and personal request. The letter, speaking of a pendant and stolen book that must be returned, connects Marianne and Christina-and leaves them both with more questions than answers. Inspired by the real-life mysteries surrounding poet Christina Rossetti, The Lost Dresses transports readers to Verona with the enchantment and intrigue of Italian art and fashion"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781639105649
  • ISBN: 1639105646
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Alcove Press, 2024.
Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Dresses > Fiction.
Museums > Fiction.
Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894 > Fiction.
Letters > Fiction.
Verona (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Novels.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library FICTION MCLAUGHLIN (Text)
Bookplate: IN MEMORY OF MARGARET L. MORRIS BY SUSAN YOUNG
39636100468202 Adult Fiction Checked Out 07/29/2024


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