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The Botticelli Secret
Marina Fiorato

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Oct 08, 2012
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 576
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781848547988
Price : 699

About the book
The third unforgettable historical love story set in Italy from Marina Fiorato, author of the bestseller THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. Florence looks like gold and smells like sulphur . . .In the colourful world of fifteenth-century Italy, Luciana Vetra is young and beautiful, a part-time model and full-time whore. When she is asked to pose as the goddess Flora for Sandro Botticelli's painting La Primavera, she is willing to oblige - until the artist abruptly sends her away without payment. Affronted, she steals an unfinished version of the painting - only to find that someone is ready to kill her to get it back. As friends and associates are murdered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never tried to exploit her beauty, Brother Guido della Torre, a novice at the monastery of Santa Croce. Fleeing Florence together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine great cities of Renaissance Italy, desperately trying to decode the painting's secrets before their enemies stop them.
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'The enchanting tale . . . is rich with passion, mystery and intrigue'

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'Captures the scents, passion and vigour of Italy'

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Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian. She was born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales. She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in...(+)

Books by Marina Fiorato
Daughter of Siena (PB)
Daughter of Siena (HB)
The Glassblower of Murano (PB)
The Madonna of the Almonds (PB)
The Venetian Contract (PB)
The Venetian Contract (PB)