Blue Sheep Red Lily

It is the fourteenth century and Florence is a bustling city generating considerable wealth from its thriving woollen cloth industry and famed banking houses. Curious capable and determined Cammilla’s life takes an unexpected turn when she is forced to leave her farming family and move to nearby Florence. She learns to read and write and develops a head for business putting her at odds with Florentine customs and traditions. From child to bride and then mother her strength of character is constantly tested as she faces challenging and emotional situations as well as searching to unravel the mysteries of her family secrets. Cammilla’s story takes place against a background of real life events including the devastating effects of the Black Plague the tumultuous wool workers’ rebellion the construction of the grand duomo – Santa Maria del Fiore and the growth and development of the city’s woollen cloth industry.

Florence,Blue Sheep Red Lily,Terrie Bird,ISBN9780473283193,http://shop.copypress.co.nz/shopn/spi/copyp_13677


Blue Sheep Red Lily - Blue Sheep Red Lily,ISBN9780473283193
Blue Sheep Red Lily,ISBN9780473283193
Blue Sheep Red Lily
It is the fourteenth century and Florence is a bustling city, generating considerable wealth from its thriving woollen cloth industry and famed banking houses.

Curious, capable and determined, Cammilla’s life takes an unexpected turn when she is forced to leave her farming family and move to nearby Florence. She learns to read and write, and develops a head for business, putting her at odds with Florentine customs and traditions. From child, to bride, and then mother, her strength of character is constantly tested as she faces challenging and emotional situations, as well as searching to unravel the mysteries of her family secrets.

Cammilla’s story takes place against a background of real life events including the devastating effects of the Black Plague, the tumultuous wool workers’ rebellion, the construction of the grand duomo – Santa Maria del Fiore, and the growth and development of the city’s woollen cloth industry.


This is historical fiction at its best, taking the reader on a journey that comes to life through a cast of characters representing family and working life of the period, providing an opportunity for the reader to feel and see what Florence was really like on the cusp of the Renaissance.


Visit the author's website at www.terriebird.co.nz
  • ISBN: 9780473283193
  • Published: 1-APR-2014
  • Pages: 494
  • Dimensions: 159x224mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 34.95



Used expressions:Blue Sheep Red Lily Florence,Blue Sheep Red Lily,Terrie Bird,ISBN9780473283193,http://shop.copypress.co.nz/shopn/spi/copyp_13677,It is the fourteenth century and Florence is a bustling city generating considerable wealth from its thriving woollen cloth industry and famed banking houses. Curious capable and determined Cammilla’s life takes an unexpected turn when she is forced to leave her farming family and move to nearby Florence. She learns to read and write and develops a head for business putting her at odds with Florentine customs and traditions. From child to bride and then mother her strength of character is constantly tested as she faces challenging and emotional situations as well as searching to unravel the mysteries of her family secrets. Cammilla’s story takes place against a background of real life events including the devastating effects of the Black Plague the tumultuous wool workers’ rebellion the construction of the grand duomo – Santa Maria del Fiore and the growth and development of the city’s woollen cloth industry.

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