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Juliet's Nurse - A Novel

Lois Leveen

An enthralling new telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet-told from the perspective of Juliet's nurse. In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become the wet-nurse to their newborn baby. As she serves her beloved Juliet over the next fourteen years, the nurse learns the Cappellettis' darkest secrets. Those secrets-and the nurse's deep personal grief-erupt across five momentous days of love and loss that destroy a daughter, and a family. By turns sensual, tragic, and comic, Juliet's Nurse gives voice to one of literature's most memorable and distinctive characters, a woman who was both insider and outsider among Verona's wealthy ruling class. Exploring the romance and intrigue of interwoven loyalties, rivalries, jealousies, and losses only hinted at in Shakespeare's play, this is a never-before-heard tale of the deepest love in Verona-the love between a grieving woman and the precious child of her heart. In the tradition of Sarah Dunant, Philippa Gregory, and Geraldine Brooks, Juliet's Nurse is a rich prequel that reimagines the world's most cherished tale of love and loss, suffering and survival.

An enthralling new telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet-told from the perspective of Juliet's nurse. In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become the wet-nurse to their newborn baby. As she serves her beloved Juliet over the next fourteen years, the nurse learns the Cappellettis' darkest secrets. Those secrets-and the nurse's deep personal grief-erupt across five momentous days of love and loss that destroy a daughter, and a family. By turns sensual, tragic, and comic, Juliet's Nurse gives voice to one of literature's most memorable and distinctive characters, a woman who was both insider and outsider among Verona's wealthy ruling class. Exploring the romance and intrigue of interwoven loyalties, rivalries, jealousies, and losses only hinted at in Shakespeare's play, this is a never-before-heard tale of the deepest love in Verona-the love between a grieving woman and the precious child of her heart. In the tradition of Sarah Dunant, Philippa Gregory, and Geraldine Brooks, Juliet's Nurse is a rich prequel that reimagines the world's most cherished tale of love and loss, suffering and survival.
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An enthralling new telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet-told from the perspective of Juliet's nurse. In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become the wet-nurse to their newborn baby. As she serves her beloved Juliet over the next fourteen years, the nurse learns the Cappellettis' darkest secrets. Those secrets-and the nurse's deep personal grief-erupt across five momentous days of love and loss that destroy a daughter, and a family. By turns sensual, tragic, and comic, Juliet's Nurse gives voice to one of literature's most memorable and distinctive characters, a woman who was both insider and outsider among Verona's wealthy ruling class. Exploring the romance and intrigue of interwoven loyalties, rivalries, jealousies, and losses only hinted at in Shakespeare's play, this is a never-before-heard tale of the deepest love in Verona-the love between a grieving woman and the precious child of her heart. In the tradition of Sarah Dunant, Philippa Gregory, and Geraldine Brooks, Juliet's Nurse is a rich prequel that reimagines the world's most cherished tale of love and loss, suffering and survival.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicola Barber

Length:

10h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:01