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Belle Moral: A Natural History

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Ann-Marie MacDonald’s love of the fabulous is in full force with this multi-layered reworking of her earlier play, The Arab’s Mouth.

Following her father’s death, amateur scientist Pearl MacIsaac struggles to discover the secret of her family’s past, which her father had been kept hidden with the help of the family doctor. Set in Scotland in 1899, this dark and redemptive g
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Published October 22nd 2010 by Vintage Canada (first published 2005)
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Patty King
Mar 06, 2015 Patty King rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am definitely a fan of Ann-Marie MacDonald. I have read all her fiction which I enjoy greatly, however, her plays are fabulous. Her fiction is challenging emotionally, somewhat dark and yet hopeful. She writes about family and people living difficult lives. Her plays, on the other hand, are fantasy and fun and fantastically humorous. Read the plays and if you get the opportunity to see them performed on stage go see them and enjoy.
Trevor
Jul 18, 2014 Trevor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Better flow and more playful than "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)".
Shannon
Dec 18, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is actually a play, which I had no idea when I picked it up at the library for the fact that it was a slim little slip of a book that I could carry with me and read. And I did, all in one day. It was fabulous. I loved the forthright female protagonist and the combination of spooky and science in the subject matter. I can only imagine it would be a joy to see it performed, and I was shocked when I read in the book that I was very familiar and had even met some of the people who were invo ...more
Sandrapaprocki
This was the first time that I read a play. It was a pleasant surprise and easy to read.
Alaind
Aug 30, 2011 Alaind rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've also had the pleasure of seeing this awesome play at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Loved it!
Jef
Jul 15, 2008 Jef rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
quirky and interesting. great play.
Islai
Sep 21, 2015 Islai rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.8/5
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Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force base near Baden-Baden, West Germany.

MacDonald won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first novel, Fall on Your Knees, which was also named to Oprah Winfrey's Book Club.

She received the Governor General'
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