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Spies, Lies, Goodbyes and the Quest For Blue

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The color blue—one of the rarest colors on earth. It is the color of the sky and sea, of eternity, of divinity. And sometimes the color of death. A color which proved to be at the heart of the race for the most coveted porcelain in the world. In The Blue (Endeavour Quill), Nancy Bilyeau uses the 18th century race to manufacture porcelain—adding spies from England and France—to create a historical thriller with an ingenious premise. Twenty-four-year-old Genevieve Planché is a passionate painter but may not pursue her art; historical painting is not appropriate for women in 1758 England. Although she paints flowers on silk dresses, and will soon become a decorator at Derby Porcelain Works, her work is almost…

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