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The birth of Venus : love and death in Florence

Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of Florence during the Renaissance as seen through the eyes of a teenager whose father hires a painter to decorate the family chapel.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Named Person: Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0316725498 9780316725491
OCLC Number: 51108199
Description: 412 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Dunant.

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Set in 15th-century Florence, this is a novel of mystery, history, politics and passion. Fourteen-year-old Alessandra's love of art and her lively independence lure her into a world of all sorts of  Read more...

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'No one should visit Tuscany this summer without this book. It is richly textured, and driven by a thrillerish fever' TIMES 'It is to Dunant's credit that the vast quantities of historical Read more...

 
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