Category Archives: Ysabel

Q&A with Guy about Ysabel

This interview has been taken from the official Ysabel website of Penguin Canada, with permission. ________________________________ Q: One of your trademarks as an author is to take real historical events and settings and use them as the basis for the … Continue reading

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Letter to the Reader of Ysabel

Dear Reader, When my family and I embarked on our own “year in Provence” in the autumn of 2004, I discovered that the well known seductions of the south of France could come with challenges that went beyond plumbing or … Continue reading

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Prologue to Ysabel

There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling, Whether as learned bard or gifted child; To it all lines or lesser gauds belong That startle with their shining Such common stories as they stray … Continue reading

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Kay’s Provence: From Arbonne to Ysabel

Faye Ringel, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Department of Humanities U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, USA This paper was written by Dr. Faye Ringel, formerly Professor of Humanities, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Versions were presented at the International Conference on … Continue reading

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Reviews of Ysabel

This page contains reviews from the following in order: The Agony Column, Alternative Reality Web Zine, The Globe and Mail, Orson Scott Card’s Web Zine, Blog Critics, Bookslut, Fantasy & Science Fiction From Fantasy to Slipstream Review by Rick Kleffel … Continue reading

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NoveList Reading Guide for Ysabel

Reproduced with kind permission from NoveList. Summary: In Provence, the past does not lie quietly. Fifteen-year-old Ned Marriner discovers the truth of this adage the hard way when he encounters a mysterious man inside the Saint-Sauveur cathedral in Aix-en-Provence. Ned … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from Ysabel

From Chapter Five of Ysabel Inside the cafĂ©, the man in the grey leather jacket, two tables over from where they’d been, puts down his newspaper. There is no need to hide his face any more. He might possibly have … Continue reading

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Cover of Ysabel (UK hardback)

Artist: Larry Rostant Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK cover)

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Cover of Ysabel (Russian edition)

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Cover of Ysabel (Czech Republic edition)

Artist: Milan Dubnicky Publiser: Talpress  

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Cover of Ysabel (Canadian hardback edition)

Preview version  

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Final cover of Ysabel (Canadian hardback edition)

Final version. Artist: Greg Banning Publisher: Penguin Canada

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American cover of Ysabel

Artist: Larry Rostant Design: Ray Lundgren Publisher: Penguin Roc (US cover)

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French Canadian edition of Ysabel

Artist: Jacques Lamontagne Publisher: Alire (Canadian French edition)

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