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The ornatrix

Kate Howard

The ornatrix

by Kate Howard

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Birthmarks,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKate Howard
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6108.O9285 O76 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination300 pages
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27223146M
    ISBN 101468313827
    ISBN 109781468313826
    OCLC/WorldCa943645648

      The Ornatrix: A Novel by Kate Howard Published by The Overlook Press Publication date: December 6th Genres: Debut, Fiction, Historical Those of us in the contemporary world often believe that our problems are new to civilization and have never been experienced before, but Kate Howard shatters that belief in her debut novel The Ornatrix. She /5. In this exquisitely dark debut, Kate Howard delivers a stirring tale on the cost of beauty, packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse, Jessie Burton, and Tracy from birth by the bird-shaped blemish across her face, F.

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    In this exquisitely dark debut, Kate Howard delivers a stirring tale on the cost of beauty, packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse, Jessie Burton, and Tracy from birth by the bird-shaped blemish across her face, Flavia spends much of her life hidden from the out. The Ornatrix is a book about beauty; its importance to women of society, the lengths women will go to make themselves beautiful and questions just what we see as beautiful. In reality these are still questions we ask ourselves today which makes this book, and its subject matter, just as relevant today, as it's sixteenth century s: 8.


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The Ornatrix book. Read 63 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this exquisitely dark debut, Kate Howard delivers a stirring tale o /5. The Ornatrix is a book about beauty; its importance to women of society, the lengths women will go to make themselves beautiful and questions just what we see as beautiful.

In reality these are still questions we ask ourselves today which makes this book, and its subject matter, just as relevant today, as it's sixteenth century setting/5(14). The Ornatrix: A Novel - Kindle edition by Howard, Kate.

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The The ornatrix book Kate Howard Review by Stephenie Harrison. The ornatrix book In 16th-century Italy, where goodness and beauty are believed to go hand in hand, blemishes on the skin are seen as physical manifestations of the state of one’s soul.

So when Flavia is born with a lurid birthmark across her face, the girl is viewed as an. The Ornatrix is a book about beauty; its importance to women of society, the lengths women will go to make themselves beautiful and questions just what we see as beautiful.

In reality these are still questions we ask ourselves today which makes this book, and its subject matter, just as relevant today, as it’s sixteenth century setting.

Ghostanza quickly takes Flavia under her wing, calling her an ornatrix, or an assistant who helps women apply their makeup. Ghostanza’s process is complex but rests on a foundation of Venetian cerussa, a white face paint that poisons the skin. In her new role as right-hand woman to Ghostanza, Flavia begins venturing into the city to replenish.

The Ornatrix by Kate Howard,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The Ornatrix is a book about beauty; its importance to women of society, the lengths women will go to make themselves beautiful and questions just what we see as beautiful.

In reality these are still questions we ask ourselves today which makes this book, and its subject matter, just as relevant today, as it's sixteenth century s: The Ornatrix is a book about beauty; its importance to women of society, the lengths women will go to make themselves beautiful and questions just what we see as beautiful.

In reality these are still questions we ask ourselves today which makes this book, and its subject matter, just as relevant today, as it's sixteenth century s:   There she meets Ghostanza, a courtesan-turned-widow, whose white-lead painted face entrances Flavia, and whose beauty is matched only by her cruelty.

Flavia becomes her ornatrix: her hairdresser and personal maid. But as white-lead paint rots the flesh below it, so Perugia, and Santa Guiliana, is rotting below the shimmer of wealth and : Khaled Samir.

There she meets Ghostanza, a courtesan turned widow, whose white-lead painted face entrances Flavia, and whose beauty and cruelty are unmatched. Flavia becomes her ornatrix: her hairdresser and personal maid.

But as white-lead paint rots the flesh below it, the bustling city, and Santa Giuliana, is rotting below the shimmer of wealth and privilege.

Buy The Ornatrix By Kate Howard. Available in used condition with free delivery in the UK. ISBN: ISBN Category: Fiction Books > Historical Fiction. In this exquisitely dark debut, Kate Howard delivers a stirring tale on the cost of beauty, packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse, Jessie Burton, and Tracy Chevalier.

Cursed from birth by the bird-shaped blemish across her face, Flavia spends much of her life hidden from the outside world. Lonely and alienated even from her family, she sabotages her. That timeless question is at the heart of THE ORNATRIX, Kate Howard’s twisted and engrossing debut novel set in 16th-century Italy.

Flavia di Maestro Bartofolo is a dyer’s daughter, and the bird-shaped birthmark on her face is an affliction that her mother, the pious Mona Grazia, is determined to hide from the outside world. The Ornatrix is set in sixteenth century Italy, and centres on Flavia who was born with a birthmark covering her face, in the shape of a bird in flight.

Ashamed of the mark, her mother has concealed Flavia's face behind a veil all her young life. But on the night before her younger sister's wedding, Flavia does something drastic, something that will draw her into a much.

Title: The Ornatrix: A Novel Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Novem Publisher: Overlook Press Language: English. The Gilmore Guide to Books.

A historical novel in the old-fashioned style deliciously complex and intelligent. Essie Fox. In The Ornatrix, author Kate Howard strips away the gilded facades of Renaissance Italy to reveal the sordid underside of the quest for physical beauty.

Brave and brilliant, this is a novel that is as darkly compelling Pages: THE OLDIE Send your full details to: [email protected] subject: Ornatrix See prize on Amazon HERE We use cookies to make the site easier to use. Read our cookies policy. The Ornatrix: Morbidly engrossing, the novel probes the lengths women go to in order to be seen as beautiful.

Kate Howard’s "The Ornatrix" is a dazzling exploration of the meaning and conveyance of feminine beauty. Flavia lives with the blemish of a 5/5. Exquisite, earthy, witty - this is a book of rare beauty, about beauty. In this intensely-imagined, elegant and erudite novel, the story of a 16th century Italian woman's quest for beauty springs vividly to life -- Wendy Wallace, author of The Painted Bridge.

The Ornatrix by Kate Howard is a darkly beautiful historical fiction novel that takes us to Italy and to the story of Flavia, the daughter of a dyer. Flavia was born with a bird-shaped birthmark on her face, and lives hidden away from the world.Kate Howard received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Kent.

Her extensive travels throughout Italy, especially the Umbria region, inspired her fiction. The Ornatrix is .Get this from a library! The ornatrix. [Kate Howard, (Historical fiction writer)] -- A young woman born with a strange birthmark on her face leaves her sheltered childhood and becomes hairdresser and personal maid to a former courtesan who draws her into a world of desire and.