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The Botticelli secret, Marina Fiorato

Label
The Botticelli secret
Title
The Botticelli secret
Statement of responsibility
Marina Fiorato
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the gorgeous, brutal world of fifteenth-century Italy, Luciana Vetra is young and beautiful, with waist-length ringlets of golden hair. She is also a part-time model and a full-time whore. When her best client asks her to pose as the goddess Flora for Sandro Botticelli's painting La Primavera, Luciana is willing to oblige--until the artist abruptly sends her away without payment. Luciana is not usually a thief, but this time she is angry, and cannot resist taking an unfinished version of the painting, if only to look at it some more. But Luciana soon learns that someone is ready to kill her--and nearly everyone she knows--to get the painting back. As friends and clients are murdered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never tried to exploit her beauty, Guido della Torre, a novice at the monastery of Santa Croce. Fleeing Florence together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine great cities of Renaissance Italy, desperately trying to decode the painting's secrets before their enemies stop them. Gloriously fresh and vivid, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is a masterful blend of historical intrigue and romantic adventure."--Cover
Summary
The gorgeous Luciana Vetra, part-time model and full-time prostitute, has a request from one of her most exalted clients to pose for a painter friend, to be the central figure of Flora in Botticelli's masterpiece 'Primavera'. But when the artist dismisses her without payment, Luciana impulsively steals an unfinished version of the painting - only to find that friends and clients are slaughtered around her in an attempt to get it back. So Luciana turns to the one man who has never desired her beauty, novice monk Brother Guido Della Torre, to discover what could be so valuable about the painting. Fleeing Florence together, Luciana and Guido race through the seven cities of Renaissance Italy pursued by ruthless enemies who are determined to keep them from decoding the painting's secrets.
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341873
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fiorato, Marina
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Artists' models
  • Art thefts
  • Venice (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Botticelli secret, Marina Fiorato
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045816005
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
548 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742374352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)649274521
Label
The Botticelli secret, Marina Fiorato
Publication
Control code
000045816005
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
548 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742374352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)649274521

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