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Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Title The lost dresses of Italy : a novel / M.A. McLaughlin.
Author McLaughlin, M. A., author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003766964F MCLA2/7/2024 Available

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Personal Name McLaughlin, M. A., author.
Title Statement The lost dresses of Italy : a novel / M.A. McLaughlin.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Alcove Press, 2024.
Physical Description 276 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text rdacontent
Media Type unmediated rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "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.
Subject-Personal Name Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894 Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Widows Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Letters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Museums Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Dresses Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Verona (Italy) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft

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