The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore

The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore

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Mischa's father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers. His surrogate father vanishes too, with no explanation. When his mother dies, Mischa makes a pilgrimage to that French village of his childhood, and there he uncovers the secret of the Gypsy Madonna.

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The Gypsy Madonna: what is her secret? Mischa knows what it is to be abandoned. His German father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers, the two of them against the world. And his surrogate father vanishes too, with no word of explanation. Mischa bears these scars into manhood. Only when his mother dies, revealing the existence of a priceless masterpiece, does he go on the trail of his own history. He makes a pilgrimage into the past, to that French village of his childhood, and there he uncovers the secret of the Gypsy Madonna.

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SKU GOR002877073
Title The Gypsy Madonna
Author By (author) Santa Montefiore
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0340830905
ISBN 13 9780340830901
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

The Gypsy Madonna: what is her secret? Mischa knows what it is to be abandoned. His German father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers, the two of them against the world. And his surrogate father vanishes too, with no word of explanation. Mischa bears these scars into manhood. Only when his mother dies, revealing the existence of a priceless masterpiece, does he go on the trail of his own history. He makes a pilgrimage into the past, to that French village of his childhood, and there he uncovers the secret of the Gypsy Madonna.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002877073
Title The Gypsy Madonna
Author By (author) Santa Montefiore
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0340830905
ISBN 13 9780340830901
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.