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The watercolourist / Beatrice Masini ; translated by Oonagh Stransky and Clarissa Ghelli.

Masini, Beatrice. (Author). Stransky, Oonagh, (translator.). Ghelli, Clarissa, (translator.).

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Woodbury Public Library FIC MASINI (Text to phone) 34018142701319 Adult Fiction Available -

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General Note: "A picture paints a thousand secrets..." --Cover.
Summary, etc.: A mystery and coming of age novel set in a grand house in nineteenth century Italy. Nineteenth century Italy. A young woman arrives at a beautiful villa in the countryside outside Milan. Bianca, a gifted young watercolourist, has been commissioned to illustrate the plants in the magnificent grounds. Bianca settles into her grand new home, invited into the heart of the family by the eccentric poet Don Titta, his five children, his elegant and delicate wife and powerful, controlling mother. As the seasons pass, the young watercolourist develops her art - inspired by the landscape around her - and attracts many admirers. And while most of the household's servants view her with envy, she soon develops a special affection for one housemaid, who, she is intrigued to learn, has mysterious origins ... But as Bianca's determination to unlock the secrets of the villa grows, she little notices the dangers that lie all around her.
Subject: Women painters Fiction
Country homes Italy Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Milan (Italy) History 19th century Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

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The Watercolourist
The Watercolourist
by Masini, Beatrice; Stransky, Oonagh (Translator); Ghelli, Clarissa (Translator)
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The Watercolourist

Beatrice Masini was born in Milan. She is a well-known and successful writer of books for children and teens, translated into over 20 languages, from Finnish to Thai. She works as an editor in an Italian publishing group and has translated books such as the Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling. In 2004 she received the prestigious Andersen Prize as best children's author of the year.

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