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Lily Prior is the author of La Cucina, Ardor, and Nectar and she divides her time between London and Italy. In fact, it's not an easy book to categorize: unlike a fable or fairy tale, it has no moral; if it is meant as a satire, the object of ridicule (beauty? fashion? narcissism?) is lost on me.

Lily Prior is the author of La Cucina, Ardor, and Nectar and she divides her time between London and Italy. Paperback: 272 pages. Instead, the book seems a blend of camp and ribaldry-Chaucer Extra Lite, if you will. 6 people found this helpful.

It seems Lily Prior's style is a bit like Marmite. I love Marmite I don't know how she does it, but I can't seem to put Lily Prior books down. She has filled a book with totally unlikable characters and she has made it thoroughly enjoyable. For anyone who lives life through all their senses and wants to really feel the setting of the story, Nectar will more than satisfy. I don't know how she does it, but I can't seem to put Lily Prior books down.

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Ramona Drottoveo, an albino, is a chambermaid at a lush Italian estate.

Ramona Drottoveo, an albino, is a chambermaid at a lush Italian estate. Details (if other): Cancel. This is the first book that I read from this author. The title caught my eye, and I read the description.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A hilarious and naughty celebration of the senses and the strange places they can lead us, Nectar explores the mystery of sexual attraction and the frivolous nature of divine justice. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: d: Oct 13, 2009ISBN: 9780061865923Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. La Cucina: A Novel of Rapture.

Ramona Drottoveo, an albino, is a chambermaid at a lush Italian estate

Ramona Drottoveo, an albino, is a chambermaid at a lush Italian estate. Distinguished by the intoxicating scent she exudes, Ramona is despised by all women and adored by all men, whose inexhaustible lust she eagerly satisfies. Life changes when her husband dies after discovering his bride with another man on their wedding night. Blamed for his death, Ramona and her lover are exiled to the neighboring city of Naples. There, Ramona's life is transformed once again by the birth of a daughter, Blandina, who "steals" her mother's scent

Lily Prior is the author of La Cucina, Ardor, and Nectar and she divides her time between London and Italy. Библиографические данные. Nectar: A Novel of Temptation. Harper Collins, 2009.

A hilarious and naughty celebration of the senses and the strange places they can lead us, Nectar explores the mystery of sexual attraction and the frivolous nature of divine justice.

Ramona Drottoveo, an albino with unusual looks, is a chambermaid at an Italian country estate. Distinguished by an intoxicating scent, she is despised by all women and worshipped by all men, whose inexhaustible lust she eagerly satisfies. But Ramona's life changes for ever when she marries a beekeeper who dies after discovering his bride with a lover on their wedding day. The superstitious villagers go on to blame Ramona and her lover when his body mysteriously disappears and the crops fail, and they exile the couple from the estate to the neighboring city of Naples. There we follow Ramona through her tragi-comic misadventures where her life is transformed once again by the birth of an unwanted daughter, Blandina. Blandina 'steals' Ramona's scent, depriving her mother of her only asset. No longer able to seduce men into blind submission, Ramona returns humbly to the estate to an unexpected welcome - and revenge.

Comments: (7)

Fecage
Awesome read!
Unsoo
I have read two Lily Prior novels recently (it is my policy to read at least two novels by an author to judge whether or not I like them) and am frankly unimpressed. The story is ridiculous and the writing not much better.
Butius
This imaginative and undemanding comedy relates the rise and fall of Ramona Drotteveo, a country chambermaid whose scent turns men into obsessive fools and women into jealous enemies. A perfidious coquette, Ramona keeps lovers only as long as they are able to give her exactly what she desires--which is seldom longer than a day. Her misdeeds result in exile to Naples, where she schemes to become a world-class opera diva--in spite of her ear-shattering vocal limitations. Eventually, her scent (like beauty) vanishes, and she loses her primacy to the daughter she despises.
In spite of its numerous sexual references and innuendoes, "Nectar" is more impish than pornographic. The story goes down easily and, depending on how much one appreciates sheer silliness, it is often quite funny--although, admittedly, it rarely transcends the genre of "guilty pleasure." In fact, it's not an easy book to categorize: unlike a fable or fairy tale, it has no moral; if it is meant as a satire, the object of ridicule (beauty? fashion? narcissism?) is lost on me. Instead, the book seems a blend of camp and ribaldry--Chaucer Extra Lite, if you will.
Kinashand
This is the first book that I read from this author.
The title caught my eye, and I read the description.
This book is about an odd looking girl in Italy. She is an albino with a smell that eminates from her skin that drives men completely wild and sometimes so wild to point of them comitting suicide if they don't have sex with her. She loves that she has this "power" over men and get them to do whatever she wants.
She thinks she finds "true" love and it turns out he is driven by madness because of her first dead husband, who kills himself because he and Ramona are caught having sex. They have a child and the child aquires the scent and Ramona looses it.
The rest is great because in the end, she gets what is due her-
very amusing, my only complaint is the names of the Characters are "old" italian names and they can get alittle confusing.
Enjoy!!
Ellen
Dordred
A quick entirely diverting read, full of the rich prose Lily Prior does so well. Although more concerned with smell than with taste, as in her first novel, LA CUCINA, she does include a rather scrumptious feast of words in a chapter or two. Sensation is everything here and the sparkling and lively tale is amazingly delicious, delectable, and drolly naughty. Ramona, our decidedly unpleasant heroine, delights even as she disgusts. Prior and her sister novelists Laura Esquivel and Joanne Harris are giving the old guard magic realists a true challenge with each new work. This is great escapist fiction in a time we need more fantasy and romance.
Mpapa
Having run out of reading material whilst on holiday, I chose this book from many on the shelf where we are staying. I read the blurb and thought the storyline sounded worth a try. I can't put this book down, have researched other novels by Lily Prior read the reviews on here and will be ordering whatever is available. It seems Lily Prior's style is a bit like Marmite....I love Marmite. I tried to describe the storyline to my husband as being almost like an adult fairytale - I've since noticed another reviewer made a similar comment. For anyone who lives life through all their senses and wants to really feel the setting of the story, Nectar will more than satisfy.
Kerry
The only upside to this book is that it is a very unusual story.

Other than that it is a story of utterly dislikeable characters discarding and being discarded by one another, with none of the sensuality and warmth (for people or food) of `La Cucina'.
I don't know how she does it, but I can't seem to put Lily Prior books down. She has filled a book with totally unlikable characters and she has made it thoroughly enjoyable. I don't love this book as much as I truly loved La Cucina - the language didn't seem quick as poetic, but as long as you can handle the light and airy way of dealing with sexuality (I won't be giving this to my Mom!) I think you'll enjoy the book. And, while the premise is obviously fantasy/mythical, I believe Lily Prior truly has insight into what really controls the world...
Nectar download epub
Contemporary
Author: Lily Prior
ISBN: 0552770884
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Black Swan; First Edition edition (November 1, 2002)
Pages: 272 pages