The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by McTige of Torrance, California USA on 3/21/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by McTige from Torrance, California USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florence palazzo. A child of the Renaissance with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the artist's abilities.
But Alessandra's parents have made plans for their daughter, and she is soon married off to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, the reign of the Medicis, with their love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, is being threatend by the hellfire preaching and increasing brutality of the fundamentalist monk Savonarola and his reactionary followers.

If you like historical fiction you will love this book. Dunant makes you feel like you've been to Italy during the Renaissance. Her writing is incredible.

Journal Entry 2 by McTige at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri USA on Thursday, April 13, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (4/12/2006 UTC) at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri USA

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