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The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters

The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters

Lovric, Michelle, author

It is the age of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, when Europe burns with a passion for long-flowing locks. And when seven sisters, born into fatherless poverty in Ireland, grow up with hair cascading down their backs, to their ankles, and beyond, men are not slow to recognise their potential. It begins with a singing and dancing septet, with Irish jigs kicked out in dusty church halls. But it is not the sisters' singing or their dancing that fills the seats: it is the torrents of hair they let loose at the end of each show. And their hair will take dark-hearted Darcy, bickering twins Berenice and Enda, plain Pertilly, gentle Oona, wild Ida and fearful, flame-haired Manticory - the inimitable narrator of their on-and-off stage adventures - out of poverty, through the dance halls of Ireland, to the salons of Dublin and the palazzi of Venice

Hardback, Book. English. Historical. Historical fiction.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Michelle Lovric
ISBN: 1408833417, 9781408833414
Physical Description: 468 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Ireland History 1837-1901 Fiction.