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The true & splendid history of the Harristown sisters: A Novel

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"It's rural Ireland in the second half of the nineteenth century, the age of the Pre-Raphaelites, when Europe burns with a passion for long, flowing locks. So when seven sisters, born into fatherless poverty, grow up with hair cascading down their backs, to their ankles, and beyond, men are not slow to recognize their potential. Soon, they're a singing and dancing septet: Irish jigs kicked out in dusty church halls. But it is not their singing or their dancing that fills the seats: it is the torrents of hair they let loose at the end of each show. In an Ireland still hungry and melancholy with the Great Famine, the Swiney hair is a rich offering. 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 writer 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. It will bring them suitors and obsessive admirers, it will bring some of them love and each of them loss. For their past trails behind the sisters like the tresses on their heads and their fame and fortune will come at a terrible price. Rich in period detail, peopled by a bewitching cast of characters, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters is a tale of exploitation and celebrity, illegitimacy and sibling rivalry, love triangles and financial skullduggery, of death and devilry. And a very great deal of hair. "--
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Dancers -- Fiction
Drama
Ireland -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Sibling rivalry -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
title_displayThe true & splendid history of the Harristown sisters
title_fullThe True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters A Novel
The true & splendid history of the Harristown sisters / Michelle Lovric
The true & splendid history of the Harristown sisters [electronic resource] / Michelle Lovric
The true and splendid history of the harristown sisters [electronic resource] / Michelle Lovric
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Sisters