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The Blue

(2018)
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In 18th century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities; fortunes are made and lost upon it. Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture.

For Genevieve Planche, an English-born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure; she wants to be an artist, a painter of international repute, but nobody takes the idea of a female artist seriously in London. If only she could reach Venice.

When Genevieve meets the charming Sir Gabriel Courtenay, he offers her an opportunity she can't refuse: If she learns the secrets of porcelain, he will send her to Venice. But in particular, she must learn the secrets of the color blue....

The ensuing events take Genevieve deep into England's emerging industrial heartlands, where not only does she learn about porcelain, but also about the art of industrial espionage.

With the heart and spirit of her Huguenot ancestors, Genevieve faces her challenges head-on, but how much is she willing to suffer in pursuit and protection of the color blue?

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"With rich writing, surprising twists, and a riveting sense of 'you are there,' The Blue is spine-tingling entertainment." - Gayle Lynds

"...transports the reader into the heart of the 18th century porcelain trade—where the price of beauty was death." - E M Powell

"Nancy Bilyeau's passion for history infuses her books." - Alison Weir


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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
ISBN: 1-911445-89-8 / 978-1-911445-89-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Endeavour Quill
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December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
ISBN: 1-911445-62-6 / 978-1-911445-62-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Endeavour Quill
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
Publisher: Endeavour Waves
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
Publisher: Endeavour Waves
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
Publisher: Endeavour Waves
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blue
Author(s): Nancy Bilyeau
Publisher: Endeavour Quill
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU