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Sarah Dunant - Sacred Hearts

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Sacred Hearts is Sarah Dunant's third novel in her Renaissance trilogy and is set in a convent in 16th Century Italy. As she tells Nicola Barranger,  it's a account of religious life at a time when up to 50% of Italian noblewomen were forced to enter a convent.


Sarah Dunant

Sacred Hearts

"I just finished Sacred Hearts and was mesmermized. This book was my introduction to the author, and whet my appetite for more of Sarah.

I really enjoyed the interview as well. I think that it  increases the enjoyment
of an author's books when you learn more abouttheir personal background."

Mary

Sarah Dunant's third novel in her Renaissance trilogy is set in a convent in 16th Century Italy. As she tells Nicola Barranger, Sacred Hearts is a account of convent life at a time when up to 50% of Italian noblewomen were forced to enter a convent, living and praying for the rest of their lives with in an enclosed and highly disciplined community of women.

 

Sacred Hearts tells how the well-ordered routine is completely disrupted when a 15 year old enters the convent against her will and threatens to destroy the disciplined female society.

Sarah Dunant's novel "Sacred Hearts" have been shortlisted for the

Walter Scott Prize for Fiction

 

Sarah Dunant - Sacred Hearts

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Photos & Interview © Nicola Barranger

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