READ ✓ Poison By Kathryn Harrison

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Poison By Kathryn HarrisInexorably toward disaster both ueen and commoner cultivate a dangerous secret life dedicated to resistance transcendence and love Written in gorgeous prose that has the sheen of silk Kathryn Harrison's Poison vividly reminds us of the persistence of desire the passion that exists between mothers and daughters and the sorcery of drea. This was a well written book about the scary effects of the church's power in Spain a few centuries ago The summary on the back of the book was wrong as it stated that the ueen's future was dreamt of by Francisca when that didn't happen at all I don't know why it even said that Maybe whoever did the write up didn't actually read the book

SUMMARY Poison By Kathryn Harrison

READ ✓ Poison By Kathryn Harrison ó Francisca de Luarac the daughter of a poor Spanish silk grower is a dreamer of fabulous dreams Marie Louise de Bourbon the niece of Louis XIV dances in slippers of fine Spanish silk in the French Court of the Sun King and imagines her own enchanted future Born on the same day in an age when superstition reprFrancisca de Luarac the daughter of a poor Spanish silk grower is a dreamer of fabulous dreams Marie Louise de Bourbon the niece of Louis XIV dances in slippers of fine Spanish silk in the French Court of the Sun King and imagines her own enchanted future Born on the same day in an age when superstition repression and the Inuisition r. Set in seventeenth century Spain this book follows the stories of two women born on the same day but in very different circumstances Francisca is the daughter of an impoverished silk farmer accused of witchcraft and imprisoned by the Inuisition Maria Luisa is the ueen of Carlos II and a niece of Louis XIV miserable in her marriage and desperate to have a child The author scrambles up history over focuses on the nastier aspects of the time such as torture a fixation on breast milk and seeing how depraved and low everything is I hated this novel and can only give it two stars NOT recommended at all For the longer review please go here

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Eign the lives of these two young women unfold in tandem barely touching Each hoards the memory of her adored lost mother like an amulet Francisca's obsession with her lover a Catholic priest will shape her fate Marie Louise is yoked by political expediency to the mad impotent Carlos II of Spain But even as their twin destinies spiral. This very unusual historical novel illuminates the plight of women in Spain during the Inuisition The principal characters share the same birthday and both are doomed Francesca the erotic daughter of a silk farmer is accused of witchcraft Maria a French princess married to the revolting and impotent king of Spain gets the blame for being barren The book is filled with fascinating information about silk worms cures for infertility ancient medical practices 17th century superstitions and the abusive practices of the Catholic Church I thought Harrison created a slightly humorous undercurrent with all the preposterous details she included These details and the fact that the protagonists didn't seem uite real mitigated the gloominess of this story for me The book is gorgeously written