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Palermo, Sicily. In the Piazza Marina a large crowd has gathered to witness the public hanging of a young brigand. Duke Signoretto di Fontanasalsa, leader of the Noble Fathers of the Inquisition, is in attendance, and with him is his deaf-mute daughter, Marianna, who is seven years old. The child watches as the rope is slipped round the prisoner's neck; there is a roll of drums and the hangman kicks away the box on which the boy is standing; the body drops and starts to rotate. The execution over, the Duke turns to his ...

The Silent Duchess 2010, Arcadia Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781906413729

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The Silent Duchess 2000, Feminist Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781558612228

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The Silent Duchess 1999, Feminist Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781558611948

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The Silent Duchess 1993, HarperCollins Publishers

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The Silent Duchess 1993, Quarry Press (CN)

ISBN-13: 9781550820539

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The Silent Duchess 1992, Peter Owen Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780720608595

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