The Birth Of Venus

Author: Sarah Dunant

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  • : $20.99(AUD)
  • : 9781844089123
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
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  • : December 2012
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : April 2013
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  • : Sarah Dunant
  • : Paperback
  • : 413
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Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life. On excursions into the streets of night-time Florence she observes a terrible evil stalking the city and witnesses the rise of the fiery young priest, Savanarola, who has set out to rid the city of vice, richness, even art itself.
Alessandra must make crucial decisions about the shape of her adult life, as Florence itself must choose between the old ways of the luxury-loving Medicis and the asceticism of Savanorola. And through it all, there is the painter, whose love will change everything.

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Reissued in a new look is this richly imagined historical novel that combines mystery, history, politics and passion in a story of gripping power, from the author of SACRED HEARTS