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The Birth of Venus

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Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Rosalie S

Atmospheric

by Rosalie S on Aug 26, 2010

Haven't finished reading yet, but all as I expected More

Svetlana

What an opening line!

by Svetlana on Jun 30, 2007

I can?t say I felt bowled over by this book, but I had a hard time putting it down. Like the young heroine, Alessandra Cecchi, I have little patience for the severely restricted world that women were allowed to experience in Florence in the late 1400?s. Born into the glory days of the Renaissance, as ... More

snk5454

Art, love, politics

by snk5454 on Apr 3, 2007

Fascinating story set in 16th century Florence that paints a vivid picture of life in that time and place as seen through the eyes of a privileged young woman. I highly recommend it. More

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