Glass Blowers

Maurier, Daphne Du

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This is Daphne du Maurier’s warm, human saga of a family of craftsmen in 18th century France – with the violence and terror of the Revolution as a clamouring background against which their loves and their hopes are played out.

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

‘Perhaps we shall not see each other again. I will write to you, though, and tell you, as best I can, the story of your family. A glass-blower, remember, breathes life into a vessel, giving it shape and form and sometimes beauty; but he can with that same breath, shatter and destroy it’

Faithful to her word, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. The world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it’s own language – and its own rules.

‘If you marry into glass’ Pierre Labbe warns his daughter, ‘you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world’. But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution against which, the family struggles to survive.

The Glass Blowers is a remarkable achievement – an imaginative and exciting reworking of du Maurier’s own family history.

Additional information

Weight 311 g
Dimensions 198 × 130 × 28 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K