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Leonardo's swans

Author: Karen Essex
Publisher: London : Century, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of Philippa Gregory and Tracy Chevalier, Leonardo's swans brings to life the turbulent times of Renaissance Italy, filled with romance and rivalry, political intrigue and betrayal. Worldly and ambitious, Isabella d'Este is a legendary beauty and when she weds the Marquis of Mantua, a man she has loved since childhood, all her dreams and ambitions seem to come true. Superior in looks and intellect to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
History
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Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Isabella d'Este, consort of Francesco II Gonzaga Marquis of Mantua; Francesco, Marquis of Mantua; Ludovico, Milanese; Francesco, Marquis of Mantua; Isabella d'Este, consort of Francesco II Gonzaga Marquis of Mantua; Leonardo, da Vinci; Ludovico, Milanese
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Essex
ISBN: 9781846050404 1846050405
OCLC Number: 64315205
Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Karen Essex.

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When Beatrice is betrothed to Ludovico, the Duke of Milan, Isabella finds herself drawn to her sister's husband. In fierce rivalry, the sisters fight for Ludovico's affections and to be immortalized  Read more...

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