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Very entertaining historical fiction.,
This review is from: The Medici Curse (Paperback)
I came across this novel while searching for non-fiction books on the Medici. Even though this novel is teenage fiction, and I'm in my early 30's, I thought it sounded interesting and decided to give it a go anyway.
I am pleased I did. It is a very enjoyable read and will hopefully encourage young readers to look at paintings a little different in future - thinking about the story behind them, and the period in which they were painted.
The chapters in this book alternate between Renaissance Florance and modern-day. Young Maria is drawn to an unremarkable painting in a antique shop and her father buys it, discovering a picture underneath. She then wants to find out the story about this picture and why it was covered over.
The story set in Renaissance Florance has a theme similar to that of Romeo and Juliet and even features Leonardo da Vinci and Verrocchio.
Very entertaining historical fiction.