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The Illumination of Ursula Flight (Hardcover, Main): Anna-Marie Crowhurst

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The Illumination of Ursula Flight (Hardcover, Main)

Anna-Marie Crowhurst

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One of Stylist's must-read books of 2018 'Original and charming, joyous and funny.' Tessa Hadley '...[this] debut novel sweeps us away to the world of Ursula Flight, wannabe actress and playwright in 17th-century Britain. Ursula is a spirited and funny protagonist.' Sarah Shaffi, Stylist 'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1664, A GREAT LIGHT BLOOMED IN THE DARK SKY...' Born on the night of a bad-luck comet, Ursula Flight has a difficult destiny written in the stars. Growing up with her family in the country, she is educated by a forward-thinking father who enables her to discover a love of reading, writing and astrology. Ursula dreams of becoming a famous playwright, but is devastated to learn she must instead fulfil her family's expectations and marry. Trapped and lost, Ursula plots her escape - but her freedom will come at a price. As Ursula's dangerous desires play out, both on and off the stage, she's flung into a giddy world of actors, aristocrats and artistic endeavours which will change her life irrevocably. A gutsy coming-of-age story about a spirited young woman struggling to lead a creative life, this uplifting tale vividly evokes the glittering world of Restoration-era theatre. For anyone who has ever tried to succeed against the odds, The Illumination of Ursula Flight is an inspiring journey of love and loss, heartbreak and all-consuming passion. This is a debut pulsating with life for readers of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry.

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Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: March 2018
Authors: Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Dimensions: 242 x 168 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-1-76063-201-4
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
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LSN: 1-76063-201-5
Barcode: 9781760632014

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