The Porcelain Dove, Or, Constancy's Reward

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Plume, 1994 - Fiction - 404 pages
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Narrated by the family's chatterbox chambermaid, it is a rich, sinister, and funny novel of romance, sorcery, and aristocracy.

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This is an unusual fantasy set in a version of eighteenth century France, told by a chaber maid in the service of a daughter of a duke whose little duchy becomes suspended in time. Read full review

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This mostly reads like a historical novel set in pre-revolutionary France, but fantastical elements slowly creep into the plot. I absolutely adored the main character--I wanted her to be a friend of ... Read full review


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Delia Sherman was born in Tokyo, Japan and brought up in New York City. She earned a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies at Brown University and taught at Boston University and Northeastern. She is the author of the novels Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove (Mythopoeic Award winner), Changeling, and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen.

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