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Author Palombo, Alyssa, author

Title The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli / Alyssa Palombo
Published Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2017
Sydney, New South Wales Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
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Description 307 pages ; 24 cm
Summary In 15th Century Italy, a girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals. When Marco Vespucci, a handsome young man, highly favoured by the Medici in Florence, asks for her hand, she eagerly accepts. Even before her wedding is set, Simonetta is swept into a glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists and philosophers. The men of Florence, most notably the rakish Giuliano de'Medici, are enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalisation in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo's The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence captures the dangerous allure of the of the bond between artist and muse with candour and unforgettable passion
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Notes First published in the United States 2017 by St Martin's Press
Subject Medici, House of -- Fiction.
Vespucci, Simonetta, approximately 1453-1476 -- Fiction.
Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 1445-1510 -- Fiction.
Painters -- Fiction.
Nobility -- Italy -- Florence -- Fiction.
Artists' models -- Italy -- Florence -- Fiction.
Painters -- Italy -- Florence -- Fiction.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Biographical fiction.
History.
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781925481167