Throughout the ladys slipper, swift writes of things in such detail that you feel like you are holding the ladys slipper in your own hand. Buy a cheap copy of the ladys slipper book by deborah swift. See all books authored by deborah swift, including the gilded lily, and the lady s slipper, and more on. 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. Deborah swift is a usa today bestselling author who is passionate about the past. In rural westmorland, artist alice ibbetson has become captivated by the rare ladys slipper orchid. Her first novel, the ladys slipper was shortlisted for the impress prize and past encounters was awarded best in genre at the bookviral millennium book.
A sweeping historical novel of orchids and obsession. A sweeping historical novel of orchids and obsession english edition ebook. Deborah swift books list of books by author deborah swift. Her first published novel was the ladys slipper 2010, macmillan, isbn.
Deborah is the awardwinning author of five historical novels for adults and a historical trilogy for teens. Deborah swift has the ability to write descriptive prose which really does conjure up a picture in your mind in glorious technicolour. But the ladys slipper isnt about the court or london. Chapters blossomed into a book, the ladys slipper, featuring main character, alice ibbetson, a botanist and author deborah swift took a summer walk in the woods of the mountain district in england where she resides. The books can be read as standalone books, or can be read as a series, as each informs the other. Overall an excellent book and i will certainly look for more of ms swift s work. Buy the lady s slipper by deborah swift from amazons fiction books store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Before publishing her first novel deborah worked as a set and costume designer for theatre and tv. See all books authored by deborah swift, including the gilded lily, and the ladys slipper, and more on.
Buy the ladys slipper by deborah swift from amazons fiction books store. She lives in an old schoolhouse in a small village in the north of england, close to the mountains and the sea. This is a book that tells the story of ella appleby, one of the characters from the ladys slipper, and her sister, sadie. A sweeping historical novel of orchids and obsession kindle edition by swift, deborah. Vivid, gripping and intensely atmospheric, the ladys slipper is a novel about beauty, faith and loyalty. The novel grips from the opening lines and carries the interest throughout. She also developed a degree course in theatre arts at the arden school of theatre, where she taught scenography and the history of design. Shadow on the highway by deborah swift, 9781500549831.
A sweeping historical novel of orchids and obsession kindle edition by deborah swift author. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The lady s slipper may not be everyones taste but it will appeal to the more discerning reader who is interested in character development, history, botany, and a jolly good read. Deborah swift born 1955, who has also written as davina blake, is an english writer of historical fiction, based in north west lancashire. King charles ii has returned from exile, but memories of. There are old scores to settle, and religious differences. She has a ba in theatre design and an ma in creative writing. King charles ii has returned from exile, but memories of the english civil war still rankle. Download it once and read it on your kindle device. Obsession, adventure, romance, quakers, orchids, english civil war, book group read with depth. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the ladys slipper. The several plotlines are seamlessly blended and come together in a wholly satisfying conclusion.769 1336 1129 1175 485 682 227 1463 519 926 769 537 664 1114 1453 1021 1285 412 1246 1009 40 1398 648 856 1014 1346 842 116 793 275 78 801 846 160 293 1280 663 1239 1303 947 1272 323