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Sacred Hearts

Sacred Hearts - Sarah Dunant

bookshelves: radio-4x, italy, roman-catholic, religion, published-2009, medieval5c-16c, period-piece

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from March 27 to April 06, 2014


Sunday 30th March 2014 at 06:00

Episode 1/2: Sixteen-year-old Serafina is locked in the convent of Santa Caterina. Drama stars Eileen Atkins, Geraldine James and Natalie Dormer.

Episode 2/2: Suora Zuana administers a strong remedy for Serafina's convulsions. The convent soon faces tough choices.

Uh - oh: more than one daughter means more than one dowry to shell out for and who the hell wants to empty all the coffers. So What To Do... stick the remnant into a nunnery of course. Rather a lacklustre storyline and too high a page count for this thin plot

'Signifiers mean that we look for the cure that looks like the ailment.' So if you are bleeding you will be treated by cochineal.

4* In the Company of the Courtesan
3* Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
2* Sacred Hearts