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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Historical Fiction   Literary Fiction   
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Another skilfully re-imagined fairy tale, this time Cinderalla, from the author of Wicked (the inspiration for the phenomenally successful musical). Confession of an Ugly Stepsister is a story of beauty and betrayal, that reminds us that deception can be unearthed - and love unveiled - in the most unexpected of places.

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Synopsis

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave amongst the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty ...and what curses accompanied Cinderella's looks? Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who is swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household - and the treacherous truth of her former life.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is a bestselling author who has earned rave reviews and a dedicated following for Wicked. He received his doctorate in English Literature from Tufts University, and has taught at Simmons College and other Boston area colleges. He has also served as an artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Hambridge Center. Gregory has lived in Dublin and London, but now makes his home near Boston, Massachusetts, with his partner, their two sons and daughter.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd October 2008

Author

Gregory Maguire

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction

Fantasy

ISBN

9780755341696

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