Daughter of Siena

Daughter of Siena

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The Palio
Siena's famously dangerous and hard-fought horse race. A year of planning, ten riders, three circuits of the piazza - and all over in a single moment.

But for two women watching far more than the coveted prize is at stake. For beautiful Pia of the Tolomei the Palio is her last hope of escaping a violent marriage. For Violante de Medici, isolated in her palace, it marks the start of what her enemies intend to be her last month as Siena's ruler.

The trumpets sound. And into the piazza rides an unknown horseman. What he does during the race will not only change the lives of Pia and Violante, but alter the course of the Medici dynasty itself...

Alive with all the colour and rich historical detail that marks Marina Fiorato's work, Daughter of Siena is a dramatic and compelling story of treachery, courage and the power of love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 241 x 35mm | 664g
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848545614
  • 9781848545618
  • 2,136,863

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'A great read' * Best * 'Captures the scents, passion and vigour of Italy...' * Books Quarterly * Praise for Marina Fiorato

'Fiorato creates her own masterpiece...' * Booklist *
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About 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 the study of Shakespeare's plays as an historical source. After university she studied art and since worked as an illustrator, actress and film reviewer. Marina was married on the Grand Canal and lives in north London with her husband, son and daughter.
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