Author: Kelly Gardiner
Fourth Estate, 2014
For any reader who has enjoyed Kelly Gardiner‘s Young Adult fiction & poetry, this new addition to her work is a real treat.
Goddess is very much an adult novel though, based on the life of Julie d’Aubigny a larger than life character who lived in the seventeenth century. Known as La Maupin, the Goddess of the title embarks on a life of fearless adventure. Obviously a talented and beguilingly beautiful young woman, she goes from humble beginnings to become a star of the famed Paris Opera. Tempestuous and volatile she blazes a trail across Europe falling love with both men and woman, Original and witty this is a rollicking read, that doesn’t disappoint.