Briefly, A Delicious Life

Nell Stevens


Briefly, A Delicious Life is a story about breaking convention, and about love – yearning, secret, forbidden, unrequited.



ISBN: 9781529083446



Blanca has been dead for a few centuries when she falls in love – instantly and devotedly – with celebrated novelist George Sand.

George is unlike anyone Blanca has encountered in hundreds of years of haunting: a woman dressed in men’s clothes, a ferocious writer, a passionate lover of men and women alike and an ambivalent mother.

It is 1838, and George has come to the island of Mallorca with her ailing lover, Frederic Chopin.

As the weather and the locals turn against this strange couple, can the love of a teenage ghost keep them from disaster?

A luscious, multi-sensory bewitchment of a book’ – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies

Dazzling’ – Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces and Milk Fed

A shining work of art’ – Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory

Electrifyingly beautiful, exhilaratingly clever…sensual, original, intelligent and brimming with love’ – Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Hugely accomplished’ – The Guardian

A playful, otherworldly debut’ – Stylist

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm