The Girl With The Painted Face

Paperback | March 11, 2014

byGabrielle Kimm

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Modena, Italy, 1582. Seventeen-year-old seamstressSofia Genottiis on the run, falsely accused of theft. Penniless and desperate to avoid the perils of whoredom, she is introduced to a troupe of travelling actors, who ask her to join them as costume mistress. Within weeks she is learning to act.

Acting will bring her closer toBeppe Bianchi, who plays the anarchic character Arlecchino. As the two become increasingly intimate, Sofia is sure that she has never been happier. But after a fêted performance at an aristocrat's castle, she is accosted by the owner . . . and the following morning he is found dead. Sofia is accused of murder.

A tale of blackmail and and sexual jealousy will reveal the true killer and the redemptive power of theatre will triumph. If you like Philippa Gregory you will loveThe Girl with the Painted Face.

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Modena, Italy, 1582. Seventeen-year-old seamstressSofia Genottiis on the run, falsely accused of theft. Penniless and desperate to avoid the perils of whoredom, she is introduced to a troupe of travelling actors, who ask her to join them as costume mistress. Within weeks she is learning to act.Acting will bring her closer toBeppe Bianc...

Gabrielle Kimm is the author ofHis Last DuchessandThe Courtesan's Lover, also published by Sphere. She lives in rural West Sussex, and teaches English part-time at a small performing arts school.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0751550345

ISBN - 13:9780751550344

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