A dazzling tale of love, sumptuous splendour and conspiracy in the Italian Renaissance court of Ferrara, from the brilliant author of The Flower Reader. Barbara of Austria is plain, quick-witted and sensible. She also desperately needs a husband, for unmarried at twenty-six, she is about to be packed off to a convent, like her sisters before her. So it is that she seizes what seems to be her last chance - a proposal of marriage from Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Lucrezia Borgia's grandson, clever, handsome, powerful - and widely believed to have murdered his first wife, Lucrezia de Medici. Barbara goes into her marriage clear-eyed, fascinated by her dangerous, enigmatic new husband - and increasingly - recklessly - driven to discover the truth about the death of his first duchess.... in the Paloqo della Cone, and Sandro and his wifi are in their tiny rooms in the Costello a the can a#39;t wait to get her prying fingers into my coflers and charts. ... and out ofhir secret store-room in the Lionsa#39; Tower every day, but the truth is he it never been in the room once since my things were locked away. I myself dona#39;t remember everything thata#39;s there. lf I were alive again, I a#39;d steal the lrey ondgo look.
|Title||:||The Second Duchess|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2013-04-25|