|Plot Summary of The Famous Flower of Serving Men|
Dunne, Nov 2004, 22.95, 224 pp.
Penelope Wintercraft-Hawkes, a theater producer for the traveling troupe The Tamborlaine Players, and folklorist and building restorer Ringan Laine are ecstatic when they learn Penny inherited Bellefield, a theatre on Hawthorne Walk in London. She hires Ringan to restore the place as she plans to put on a play called Iphagenia.
However, from the moment that Penny sets foot in her new theatre she hears voices and sees visions of a woman on fire asking for a priest. The angry ghost hurt Ringan and indirectly caused the death of an art restorer. Until they can get rid of the ghost they cannot restore the place nor rehearse the upcoming production. With each passing day, the ghost grows stronger intending to use Penny as the means to leave Hawthorne Walk.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Famous Flower of Serving Men|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the ghost chased me!
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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