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The lady's slipper : a novel, Deborah Swift

Label
The lady's slipper : a novel
Title
The lady's slipper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Swift
Title variation
ladys slipper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1660. The King is back, memories of the Civil War still rankle. In rural Westmorland, artist Alice Ibbetson has become captivated by the rare Lady's Slipper orchid. She is determined to capture its unique beauty for posterity, even if it means stealing the flower from the land of the recently converted Quaker, Richard Wheeler. Fired by his newfound faith, the former soldier Wheeler feels bound to track down the missing orchid. Meanwhile, others are eager to lay hands on the flower, and have their own powerful motives. Margaret Poulter, a local medicine woman, is seduced by the orchid's mysterious herbal powers, while Geoffrey Fisk, Alice's patron and former comrade-in-arms of Wheeler, sees the valuable plant as a way to repair his ailing fortunes and cure his own agonizing illness. Fearing that Wheeler and his friends are planning revolution, Fisk sends his son Stephen to spy on the Quakers, only for the young man to find his loyalties divided as he befriends the group he has been sent to investigate. Then, when Alice Ibbetson is implicated in a brutal murder, she is imprisoned along with the suspected anti-royalist Wheeler. As Fisk's sanity grows ever more precarious, and Wheeler and Alice plot their escape, a storm begins to brew, from which no party will escape unscathed.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
374923
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Deborah
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.W54
LC item number
L238 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women artists
  • Quakers
  • Orchids
  • Cumbria (England)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The lady's slipper : a novel, Deborah Swift
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Macmillan New Writing..."--T.p. verso
  • Includes a reading group gold selection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18882812
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780312638337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010034240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn606785899
  • (OCoLC)606785899
Label
The lady's slipper : a novel, Deborah Swift
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Macmillan New Writing..."--T.p. verso
  • Includes a reading group gold selection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18882812
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780312638337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010034240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn606785899
  • (OCoLC)606785899

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