Jean Gill is a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with two scruffy dogs, a beehive named 'Endeavour', a Nikon D and a man. For many years, she taught English and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Wales. She is mother or stepmother to five children so life was hectic. Publications are varied, including prize-winning poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, and a cookery book on goat cheese.
With Scottish parents, an English birthplace and French residence, she can usually support the winning team on most sporting occasions. Sign up to Jean special readers' group at www. Contact Jean at jean.
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cz.obemehapotut.ga Search This Blog. Estela is smart, imaginative, talented, thirsty for knowledge adaptable and learns from her mistakes. Though Dragonetz is a typical medieval man who despises Jews and Muslims, he has a close friendship with his Muslim servant from Andalus, the mysterious and fascinating Al-Hisba who teaches Estela the proprieties of herbs. From the moment he realised his effect on women he had fine-tuned it to an art , given generously to the moment and walked away with an appropriate expression of courteous regret.
I love the fact that all these characters are morally grey and have dark secrets buried deep in their past. However, the issue I had with them was that I was overwhelmed by this large cast and I was sometimes confused because some characters have similar names like Ramon Raimon, Raymon, Raymond etc.
This book is a romantic thriller, but I found just a few intense scenes and suspenseful moments woven into the story. However, I appreciate the effort the author made to write this authentic novel.
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Besides the beautiful court of love scene I adored, I was happy to read Provencal lyrics written by real troubadours in the book. At the end of the volume, Jean Gill attached a historical note, a list of historical figures present in the novel and some historical sources she used for this story. Skip to content.
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