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    DescriptionWhen sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici marries the fifth Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d'Este, she imagines life with her handsome husband will be idyllic. But little does she know that he is a very complicated man. The marriage is fraught with difficulties from the start, and, as time passes, Lucrezia becomes increasingly alienated. For Alfonso, the pressure mounts as the Vatican threatens to reclaim his title should the couple remain unable to produce an heir. Only his lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury. But Alfonso's growing resentment towards his duchess soon becomes unbearable, and he begins to plot an unthinkable way to escape his problems. Originally inspired by a Robert Browning poem, His Last Duchess gorgeously brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a story you are unlikely to forget for a long time.


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    Title
    His Last Duchess
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabrielle Kimm
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780751544503
    ISBN 10: 0751544507
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    DC22: 823.92
    BIC E4L: ROM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC subject category V2: FRH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000, FIC033000, FIC000000, FIC014000, FIC027050
    Thema V1.0: FRH
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Sphere
    Publication date
    05 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gabrielle Kimm is the author of The Courtesan's Lover, Playing a Dangerous Game and The Girl With the Painted Face, all published by Sphere. She lives in rural West Sussex, and teaches English part-time at a small performing arts school. Website: www.gabriellekimm.co.uk Twitter: @gabrielle_kimm Facebook: Gabrielle Kimm
    Review quote
    Gabrielle Kimm writes with a charm that entices us into a world of intrigue and dark undertones. She creates a passionate love story that gets under your skin, intimate and touching, against a backdrop of danger and treachery. Her vivid portrayal of Medici life is rich and wonderfully imagined, as she draws a skilful portrait of a fascinating time and place Kate Furnivall, author of THE RUSSIAN CONCUBINE So captivating you'll wish you owned a lace bodice, waiting to be untied! Now Fascinating ... A gripping read, set against a backdrop of danger and treachery Star magazine A stunning debut, rich in historical detail, that explores women's freedom, forbidden love and the passions and people of 16th century Tuscany and Ferrara Irish News A stunning debut, rich in historical detail Woman's Way