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    DescriptionA sumptuous novel of love and loss set in 17th-century Spain. From the author of the bestselling novel, 'The Binding Chair'. As Marie Louise de Bourbon, niece of Louis XIV, journeys south from Versailles to marry the Spanish king, she is forced to abandon the cumbersome orange trees brought from her beloved Versailles, leaving them to wither in the chill Pyrenees. This loss presages the future that awaits her, in a court riven by intrigue, with an impotent husband who demands an heir. Marie's fate is dreamed of by Francisca de Luarca, as she sits in her prison cell far from the Queen's chamber. This imaginative Castilian silk grower's daughter has fallen passionately and dangerously in love with a young priest. In this luscious, hypnotic novel, Kathryn Harrison twists together their stories, bringing to vivid life the wonders and the horrors of 17th-century Spain, a world convulsed by poverty and religious upheaval.


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    Title
    A Thousand Orange Trees
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathryn Harrison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857024074
    ISBN 10: 1857024079
    Classifications

    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC20: 813.54
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FBA
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    03 June 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kathryn Harrison is a graduate of Stanford University and of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Colin Harrison and their children.
    Review quote
    'A magical novel.' Lisa Tuttle, Time Out 'Audacious feats of the imagination. This rich and complex novel is both harrowing and compelling.' Nicola Humble, TLS 'A rich deep well of stories as fantastic as dreams.' Anne Chisholm, Observer 'Superlative.' Claire Messud, Vogue 'Kathryn Harrison writes about the dark side of a woman's destiny with an intensity that makes you shiver.' She 'Seductive, earthy, shocking and emotional.' Woman's Journal