While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta's brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis - the cursed. The childrens' grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse - but will he pass it onto them?
Professor Adam Potkay brings his renowned expertise on the Romantic era to bear on the period's principal poets. Providing detailed analysis of the lives and works of literary luminaries such as Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats, Professor Potkay examines the nature of Romantic poetry and provides insight on the stylistic flourishes and themes of this remarkable period.
Featuring five projects, this handy guide gives aspiring quillers basic instructions on subjects such as sculpting paper into precious English wild flowers like the speedwell and sweet violet. Thorough attention is also given to quilling techniques and readers will enjoy learning how to husk, filigree, and create loose coils. The quilled wild flower projects in this unique resource can be used as decorative adornments on gift bags, boxes, and greeting cards.