City of Flowers
Sequel to City of Masks and City of Stars, the narrative moves to the Talian equivalent of the city of Florence, where beauty and danger walk - as ever - hand in hand. The focus this time is on the new Stravagante, Sky, whose talisman is an ornate and delicate blue glass bottle. Sky is propelled right into the midst of a deadly feud between the di Chimici and Nucci families, who think nothing of sliding a knife between a man's ribs for revenge A breathtaking and thrilling drama with a very special kind of magic, continuing the stories of Luciano, Arianna, Rodolfo, Falco and Georgia, which fans will sieze upon with glee.
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 129 x 198 x 46mm | 404g
- 07 Jul 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrations, map
A baroque thriller about art, murder, love and family. Gorgeously produced, these books are a joy to hold as well as read. The Times
A baroque thriller about art, murder, love and family. Gorgeously produced, these books are a joy to hold as well as read. The Times I was barely allowed to finish before my god-daughter snatched it away wtih breathless anticipation. "It's so real!" she drooled. Independent
About Mary Hoffman
Mary Hoffman is a bestselling children's author. She is the author of the picture book Amazing Grace which is an international bestseller and he Stravaganza sequence has sold over 180,000 copies and is published in 24 different languages. Mary has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize with The Falconer's Knot, also published by Bloomsbury. Mary is the editor of Armadillo, a children's review magazine. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.