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A Woman of Seville

A Woman of Seville by Sallie Muirden
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A novel of love, ladders, and the unexpected ... Let this beautiful, sensual story carry you away ... Paula Sánchez is famous in Seville. Now she is sitting for the Penitent Magdalen, along with Father Rastro and the monk Victor Maria, and watched over by the young painter Diego Velázquez. But Seville in 1616 is a dangerous place, and the eyes of the Inquisition are everywhere. In the evenings, Paula escapes the cares of life by skipping from rooftop to rooftop with the mysterious ladder man, who visits the Sevillians' balconies each evening at dusk. By day, she is encouraged by Father Rastro to be a mother to the Morisco boys, who are ?also seeking liberation. But does the painting hold a secret that can truly free Paula?Sallie Muirden's powerful, poetic and moving novel is a testament to our capacity for wonder, for art and for love.Praise for Sallie Muirden's WE tOO SHALL BE MOtHERS'Original, intelligent and playful' Katherine England, tHE ADVERtISER 'a tour de force in its elegant brevity' Michael Sharkey, tHE WEEKEND AUStRALIAN
4th Estate; January 2010
288 pages; ISBN 9780730400332
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Title: A Woman of Seville
Author: Sallie Muirden
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