Violeta: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)
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Violeta: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)

Violeta: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 25/01/2022
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Telling the story of the most pivotal events of the last hundred years through the extraordinary life of one woman, Allende's sweeping epic of human resilience and social history ranks amongst her very finest works.

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One extraordinary woman. One hundred years of history. One unforgettable story. Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling.

In a letter to someone she loves above all others, Violeta recounts devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy, and a life shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humour will carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526651471
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An icon of world literature' - Khaled Hosseini

'Allende has everything it takes: the ear, the eye, the mind, the heart, the all-encompassing humanity' - New York Times

'Allende knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time' - Colum McCann

'If Allende's life depended on her narrative gifts, she'd not only survive, but reign' - Los Angeles Times

'Allende's stories are delicate, their images akin to poetry' - Barbara Kingsolver

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“One extraordinary story …”

Violeta del Valle tells her long and eventful life story to her grandson, who is a Jesuit priest.
It is not only the story of Violeta but also the story of Chile told vividly starting in the 1920s. It covers the... More

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“Exquisite story telling.”

A mesmerising book that will captivate you from the first page.

Isabel Allende really is the most exquisite of story tellers.

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Mrsbookburnee

“A beautiful and breathtaking read”

This is such a beautiful read, the authors writing is stunning, I will be reading more by her.

I really enjoyed that we got to read all about Violeta’s life from start to finish, and she certainly experienced a... More

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