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'Paula Sanchez is famous in Seville. Now she is sitting for The Penitent Magdalen, along with Father Rastro and the monk Victor Maria, and watched over by the young painter Diego Velazquez.

But Seville in 1616 is a dangerous place, and the eyes of the Inquisition are everywhere.

In the evenings, Paula escapes the cares of life by skipping from rooftop to rooftop with the mysterious ladder man, who visits the Sevillians' balconies each evening at dusk.

By day, she is encouraged by Father Rastro to be a mother to the Morisco boys, who are also seeking liberation.

But does the painting hold a secret that can truly free Paula?' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my brothers Peter and Christopher, and in memory of Lloyd Street State School.
  • Epigraph: What a woman, my friends! If you had seen her going out, only one eye visible, with a cloak of Seville satin, a dark dress with long sleeves, high-heeled shoes, walking with assurance and a long stride, I do not know which among you would have been virtuous enough not to follow her, if not with your legs, at least with your eyes, during the brief instant in which she crossed the road.

    La Hija de Celestina (1612)

    By Spanish novelist, Salas Barbadillo

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2009 .
      Extent: 264p.
      ISBN: 9780732290597 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Bursting the Seams of Poetic Form : An Interview with Sallie Muirden Jean-François Vernay (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 246-251)
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 24 January 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of A Woman of Seville : A Novel of Love, Ladders and the Unexpected Sallie Muirden , 2009 single work novel ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt , 2009 single work novel ; Father's Day Tony Birch , 2009 selected work short story
Love in a Time of Sin Carmel Bird , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 January 2010; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of A Woman of Seville : A Novel of Love, Ladders and the Unexpected Sallie Muirden , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Hannah Cartmel , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of A Woman of Seville : A Novel of Love, Ladders and the Unexpected Sallie Muirden , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Hannah Cartmel , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of A Woman of Seville : A Novel of Love, Ladders and the Unexpected Sallie Muirden , 2009 single work novel
Love in a Time of Sin Carmel Bird , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 January 2010; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of A Woman of Seville : A Novel of Love, Ladders and the Unexpected Sallie Muirden , 2009 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 24 January 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of A Woman of Seville : A Novel of Love, Ladders and the Unexpected Sallie Muirden , 2009 single work novel ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt , 2009 single work novel ; Father's Day Tony Birch , 2009 selected work short story
Bursting the Seams of Poetic Form : An Interview with Sallie Muirden Jean-François Vernay (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 246-251)
Last amended 2 Mar 2010 09:06:29
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  • Seville,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1600-1699
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