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Author: Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Robyn Cadwallader, author of the internationally acclaimed novel The Anchoress, comes a deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of connection, told through the story of the commissioning of a gorgeously decorated medieval manuscript, a Book of Hours. London, 1321: In a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 9781460757970 1460757971
OCLC Number: 1121384438
Description: 387 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Book of colors
Responsibility: Robyn Cadwallader.

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From Robyn Cadwallader, author of the internationally acclaimed novel The Anchoress, comes a deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of connection, told through the story of the commissioning of a gorgeously decorated medieval manuscript, a Book of Hours. London, 1321: In a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a book of hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book.

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