The Medici Curse Paperback – 3 May 2007
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Two families, two tragedies. Separated by time, linked by an enduring curse . . .
About the Author
Matt lives in Devon with his wife and four very noisy children. He studied archaeology at university and has had a variety of jobs, including being a hospital porter, genealogist, teacher and library assistant. He now divides his time evenly between writing, doing the housework and telling his kids to be quiet. He likes to write because it allows him to combine his love of stories with sitting around all day not doing much. His other interests include reading, going to church, watching films and supporting Leeds United.
Top customer reviews
It deserves all 5 stars, the book was well written, and although for children, I loved it so much and i'm 20! I've recommended it to all of my friends
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.
In present day Italy, Maria, a young english girl is drawn to an unremarkable painting but discovers an extrodinary picture underneath.
Why is the painter secretly armedwith a dagger?
What dark event draws him to the Medici bloody past?
Centuries later, Maria is determind to discover an ancient mystery of love, power and bitter feuds that still burns in the present....
This Book was quite enjoyable. It wasnt extrodianry, but good nonethless, It could be funny and it switched between centuries, until all the mysteries joined up in the end. It had a beautiful story line and the writing was simple, which was a bit of a downfall, which would have made it more understandabl,e for tweens.
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