|Valerie Martin. stirred up my vanity to be something I am not. Before I sat down to |
write I lit the candle and looked at my face in the glass for a long time. As I put on
my shift I stopped a moment to look at my body. How white my skin looks in the ...
|"Acutely observed...charmingly old-fashioned."--Los Angeles Times In Italian Fever, Valerie Martin redefines the Gothic novel in a compelling tale of one woman's headlong tumble into a mystery, art, and eros.|
|Includes three novels: "The Bookshop," about a bookstore owner bothered by hostile townsfolk, "The Gates of Angels," an Edwardian romance, and "The Blue Flower," about the fictionalized relationship between German poet, Novalis and his true ...|
|Presents a fictionalized account of the relationship between the eighteenth-century German poet known as Novalis and his true love, Sophie|