The Madonna of the Almonds

by Marina Fiorato | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1905636431 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 3/6/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 06, 2019
I thought my shelves of unread books were looking a little empty, so I toured our local charity shops yesterday afternoon and came home with eight new-to-me novels. This is one I found in Cancer Research UK, where something about the cover art drew me to it.

From Google Overview: "Young widow Simonetta tries to rebuild her family in 16th century Saronno, Lombardy. In pursuit of a means to keep her estate together, she stumbles upon a new drink made by infusing almonds into alcohol. At the same time, she encounters the talented Bernardino, the protege of Leonardo da Vinci."

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
A sort of love story set in 16th century Italy, full of paintings, politics, prejudice and persecution. I enjoyed it!

Released 4 wks ago (7/20/2019 UTC) at City of Leeds Museum Café in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


To be made available when a group of local BookCrossers get together in the cafe tomorrow lunchtime. I believe there's a bookshelf where it could be left if nobody present wants to take it home.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingDelticwing at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 21, 2019
Picked up by Mrs Deltic at our meet in Leeds City Museum Café. Having looked at the blurb, I might even read it myself.

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