The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Pollyanna-n of Rostrevor, South Australia Australia on 7/4/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Pollyanna-n from Rostrevor, South Australia Australia on Sunday, July 04, 2004
Set in Florence at the time of Savonarola, this historical novel is an exciting and interesting read. It was brought alive to me by a trip to Florence days before I read the book. This copy was bought in a book store in Ferrara in Italy. I really enjoyed the book as it has good descriptions of Rennaissance Florence and is set in a tumultuous time during the city's history.

Alessandra Cecchi is married off to a wealthy but much older husband. Alessandra is somewhat headstrong and has been indulged in her love of art and sketching - not something to which young ladies should aspire. Her marriage enslaves and at the same time frees her.

What I liked most about this book was the way Florence was brought to life.

I may yet keep this one..

Journal Entry 2 by Pollyanna-n from Rostrevor, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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