The Nun

by Simonetta Agnello Hornby

The Nun

  • ISBN-13: 9781609450625
  • Author(s): Simonetta Agnello Hornby
  • Subject: Historical fiction|historical fiction
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Imprint: Europa Editions
  • Publication Date: 12-01-2012
  • Format: p/b

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1839, Messina, Italy. Marshall don Peppino di Opiri's daughter Agata has fallen in love with wealthy Giacomo Lepre but she must forsake her love for the good of her family, their illicit affair must be put to rest. Her mother takes her to Naples to garner a stipend from the King but they are rebuffed and she is sent to a convent - rife with rancour, jealousy and illicit passions. Agata remains aloof and devotes herself to medicinal herbs, reads books sent to her by an English Captain but is divided - she longs to be part of the world and yearns for the Captain...
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1839, Messina, Italy. Marshall don Peppino di Opiri's daughter Agata has fallen in love with wealthy Giacomo Lepre but she must forsake her love for the good of her family, their illicit affair must be put to rest. Her mother takes her to Naples to garner a stipend from the King but they are rebuffed and she is sent to a convent - rife with rancour, jealousy and illicit passions. Agata remains aloof and devotes herself to medicinal herbs, reads books sent to her by an English Captain but is divided - she longs to be part of the world and yearns for the Captain...