*The Sixteen Pleasures Hardback
Registered by Kattwoman of Columbia, Missouri USA on 11/8/2003
3 journalers for this copy...
In 1966, 29-year-old Margot Harrington heads off to Florence, intent on doing her bit to protect its precious books from the great floods--and equally intent on adventure. Serendipity, in the shape of the man she'll fall in love with, leads her to an abbey run by the most knowing of abbesses and work on its library begins. One day a nun comes upon a shockingly pornographic volume, bound with a prayer book. It turns out to be Aretino's lost erotic sonnets, accompanied by some rather anatomical engravings. Since the pope had ordered all copies of the Sixteen Pleasures burned, it could be worth a fortune and keep the convent autonomous. The abbess asks Margot to take care of the book and check into its worth: "We have to be cunning as serpents and innocent as doves," she warns.
On it's way to Hanrahan Siudy. Hope yu enjoy the book :)
arrived safe and sound
A truly poetic story of a women who finds a very special book and what happens to her as she tries to figure out the future for herself and the book. A good read. The characters stayed with me long after the book ended.
Arrived in today's mail. Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to reading this title from my wishlist!!