The Blue

The Blue In eighteenth century London porcelain is the most seductive of commodities fortunes are made and lost upon it Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secr

  • Title: The Blue
  • Author: Nancy Bilyeau
  • ISBN: 1911445626
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities fortunes are made and lost upon it Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture.For Genevieve Planch , an English born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure she wants to be an artist, a painter of int In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities fortunes are made and lost upon it Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture.For Genevieve Planch , an English born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure she wants to be an artist, a painter of international repute, but nobody takes the idea of a female artist seriously in London If only she could reach Venice When Genevieve meets the charming Sir Gabriel Courtenay, he offers her an opportunity she can t refuse if she learns the secrets of porcelain, he will send her to Venice But in particular, she must learn the secrets of the colour blue The ensuing events take Genevieve deep into England s emerging industrial heartlands, where not only does she learn about porcelain, but also about the art of industrial espionage With the heart and spirit of her Huguenot ancestors, Genevieve faces her challenges head on, but how much is she willing to suffer in pursuit and protection of the colour blue Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 439 pages Published December 3rd 2018 by Endeavour Quill More Details ISBN 1911445626 ISBN13 9781911445623 Edition Language English Other Editions 1 All Editions A

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    • Nancy Bilyeau

      Nancy is a writer and magazine editor, a graduate of the University of Michigan who worked as an editor at Rolling Stone, InStyle and Good Housekeeping She wrote a trilogy of award winning Tudor mysteries, published in 9 countries The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry Her new book is The Blue, a novel of suspense set in the rivalrous art and porcelain worlds of 18th century Eur Nancy is a writer and magazine editor, a graduate of the University of Michigan who worked as an editor at Rolling Stone, InStyle and Good Housekeeping She wrote a trilogy of award winning Tudor mysteries, published in 9 countries The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry Her new book is The Blue, a novel of suspense set in the rivalrous art and porcelain worlds of 18th century Europe featuring a young female artist turned spy Visit Nancy s website at nancybilyeau, and follow her on Twitter tudorscribe

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    • London is alive And so am I 18th century, England Genevieve comes from a Huguenot family that found shelter in England, persecuted in their own country due to their religious beliefs In a time when the war with France is raging, Genevieve has to fight her own battle to acquire the right to be acknowledged for her talent to create beauty Apart from the military conflict, there is an ongoing race for the finest porcelain and the creation of the most unique and powerful of colors The col < [...]


    • This antique lover loved this book In the 1700s, porcelain is at the center of London in every way It is traded like money and is possibly valuable Genevieve Planche is an English born descendent of Huguenots, and she longs to be a painter Venice is where she anticipates accomplishing her dream Sir Gabriel Courtney and Genevieve cross paths, and he offers her the chance to go to Venice if she works for him on a special task finding out the secret behind the color blue With this assig This antiqu [...]


    • England and France were embroiled in war on many fronts in 1758 The Seven Years War was raging French, God fearing Huguenots continued to seek refuge in England Political and religious unrest produced fertile ground for spying Ask Sir Gabriel Courtenay, a most unscrupulous nobleman Sir Gabriel made Genevieve Planche an offer she couldn t refuse.Genevieve was a third generation descendant from a line of French Huguenot refugees She lived with her grandfather, Pierre Billiou, in Spitalfields Engla [...]


    • Outstanding In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities fortunes are made and lost upon it Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture.For Genevieve Planch , an English born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure she wants to be an artist, a painter of international repute, but nobody takes the idea of a female artist seriously in London If only she could reach Ven Outs [...]


    • Genevieve makes for a feisty, resourceful and independent minded heroine Finding her ambition to be an artist thwarted by her lack of independent means, her gender and the prejudices of the time, she unwillingly enters into a bargain that will see her come up against an equally resourceful but entirely unscrupulous adversary Genevieve will soon discover that, when it comes to the search for the secret to creating something new and unique in the world of porcelain, there are men and women who Gen [...]


    • I have read all historical fiction written by this author I left no notes on my previous reads, so I will try to serve myself better with reminders of what I liked about this stand alone book exploring the world of porcelain during reign of Louis XV Our narrator is a young unmarried woman who was endowed with modern day determination and rebellion, so that always gives me pause in reading historical fiction Nevertheless, she carried us through the changing landscape however implausible much o I [...]


    • Ok guys, I m not going to beat around the bush about The Blue this is simply the best historical novel I have read this year I had already devoured and enjoyed three books by Nancy Bilyeau, set under the Tudors The Blue surpasses them all.A superb combination of plot and research, rich characters, suspenseful scenes, a smart ending The Blue reveals the perfect formula for a historical mystery focused on industrial espionage in 18th century England Will definitely be in your list of best of Ok gu [...]


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