Alla Corte Dei Borgia

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830429074
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Fine del XV secolo. L’Italia è divisa tra signorie, territori della Chiesa, repubbliche marinare, zone d’influenza di potenti e aggressivi vicini quali la Francia e la Spagna. Uno scacchiere dove insieme alle arti e alla poesia si coltivano l’intrigo e il tradimento. Al centro di tutto c’è la famiglia Borgia: Rodrigo, salito al soglio pontificio con il nome di Alessandro VI, Cesare, cardinale con ambizioni politiche, e Lucrezia, ambigua seduttrice. Da Firenze il monaco Savonarola invoca la fine del mondo, per tutto il paese si muovono eserciti mercenari. Sancia d’Aragona, erede del regno di Napoli, viene data in sposa a Goffredo Borgia, uno dei figli illegittimi del papa. Un matrimonio politico, di convenienza, che proietterà una giovane d’animo gentile, alla ricerca dell’amore, in un mondo di invidie e lussuria. Sancia dovrà scoprire a sue spese di aver ereditato dal nonno Ferrante un carattere combattivo, necessario per la sopravvivenza sua e di coloro che ama, tra i quali il fratello minore Alfonso, più ingenuo e meno smaliziato di lei, promesso sposo proprio a Lucrezia. Per potersi sottrarre alla trama di inganni e tradimenti, Sancia non può fare affidamento su nessuno se non sul suo stiletto e sulla canterella, il mitico veleno dei Borgia, unica arma in grado di sconfiggerli. Un romanzo storico appassionante, dove intrigo, amore e suspense s’intrecciano come nei migliori thriller.

La Regina Maledetta

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830428426
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La sovrana è sola nei suoi appartamenti. Ha congedato anche le dame di compagnia, contravvenendo a ogni etichetta di corte: l’incontro che sta per avvenire non deve avere testimoni. Perché l’ospite di Caterina de’ Medici, quell’ometto zoppicante dai lunghi capelli grigi, è messer Nostradamus, maestro dell’occulto. A lui Caterina vuol chiedere l’interpretazione dei sogni di morte che la tormentano sin dall’infanzia, a lui vuol chiedere una rassicurazione per il futuro dei propri figli, ma soprattutto da lui vuole una spiegazione sulla trentacinquesima quartina delle Profezie, che, ne è sicura, riguarda suo marito, Enrico II di Francia, destinato a morire giovane «di crudele morte». La risposta dell’astrologo è criptica, come le sue quartine: lui scrive quello che deve, ma non pretende di comprenderne il significato. Dentro di sé però Caterina conosce la verità, chiusa in quella perla insanguinata posata sul suo cuore: il destino non può essere ingannato, e il sangue versato chiama solo altro sangue... Chi era veramente Caterina de’ Medici? Figlia del casato più potente di Firenze, pronipote di Lorenzo il Magnifico, era davvero una sovrana spietata e dedita alle arti oscure, o solo una donna innamorata disposta a tutto per difendere l’uomo che amava e i propri figli?

The Borgia Bride

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429906012
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Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. Surrounded by the city's opulence and political corruption, she befriends her glamorous and deceitful sister-in-law, Lucrezia, whose jealousy is as legendary as her beauty. Some say Lucrezia has poisoned her rivals, particularly those to whom her handsome brother, Cesare, has given his heart. So when Sancha falls under Cesare's irresistible spell, she must hide her secret or lose her life. Caught in the Borgias' sinister web, she summons her courage and uses her cunning to outwit them at their own game. Vividly interweaving historical detail with fiction, The Borgia Bride is a richly compelling tale of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, loyalty, and drama.

The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241959551
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The Colour of Milk is the new novel by Orange longlisted author and playwright Nell Leyshon. 'this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand' The year is eighteen hundred and thirty one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair the colour of milk, Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm alongside her three sisters. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her - and the need to record it so urgently - are gradually revealed. 'Haunting, distinctive voices... Mary's spare simple words paint brilliant pictures in the reader's mind . . . Nell Leyshon's imaginative powers are considerable' Independent 'Brontë-esque undertones . . . a disturbing statement on the social constraints faced by 19th-century women' FT 'A small tour de force - a wonderfully convincing voice, and a devastating story told with great skill and economy' Penelope Lively 'I loved it. The Colour of Milk is charming, Brontë-esque, compelling, special and hard to forget. I loved Mary's voice - so inspiring and likeable. Such a hopeful book' Marian Keyes 'Brilliant, devastating and unforgettable' Easy Living Nell Leyshon's first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth prize. Her plays include Comfort me with Apples, which won an Evening Standard Award, and Bedlam, which was the first play written by a woman for Shakespeare's Globe. She writes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, and won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play. Nell was born in Glastonbury and lives in Dorset.

The Life And Times Of Lucrezia Borgia

Autore: Maria Bellonci
Editore: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781842126165
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Examines a life of Lucrezia Borgia as it is known to historians, and explores her relationship with her father, Pope Alexander VI, and her brothers, as well as provides details about the intrigue surrounding the Borgia family.

Sharpe S Escape The Bussaco Campaign 1810 The Sharpe Series Book 10

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007338651
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Richard Sharpe, with enemies on every side, survives Marshall Massena’s attack and ends at the lines of Torres Vedras.

I Fiori

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Total Chaos

Autore: Jean-Claude Izzo
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453964
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Book One in the Marseilles Trilogy The father of Mediterranean noir, in Jean-Claude Izzo's novels, Marseilles is explosive, multi-ethnic, breathtakingly beautiful and deadly. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe's toughest, most violent and vibrant city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend's death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Detective Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He's going to find their killer even if it means going too far. Fabio Montale is the perfect protagonist in this city of melancholy beauty. A disenchanted cop with an inimitable talent for living who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Catalogo Dei Libri In Commercio

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ISBN: 9788870755947
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Lisette S List

Autore: Susan Vreeland
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0812996852
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From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France—to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal’s advice to “Do the important things first,” Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal’s paintings to keep them from the Nazis’ reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “Vreeland’s love of painters and painting, her meticulous research and pitch-perfect descriptive talents . . . are abundantly evident in her new novel.”—The Washington Post “This historical novel’s . . . great strength is its lovingly detailed setting. . . . Readers will enjoy lingering in the sun-dappled, fruit-scented Provençal landscape that Vreeland brings to life.”—The Boston Globe “A pleasurable opportunity to learn something about art, history . . . and to enjoy a plucky heroine who grows in ways she never thought possible.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Mesmerizing . . . Vreeland’s passionate writing is as good as a private showing at the Louvre.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An entrancing novel of joy and heartache . . . Vreeland provides the reader with a broad spectrum of emotions.”—The Free Lance-Star From the Trade Paperback edition.