Daughter of Siena

by Marina Fiorato

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Daughter of Siena Synopsis

The Palio: Siena's famously dangerous and hard-fought horse race. A year of planning, ten riders, three circuits of the piazza - and all over in a single moment. But this year, for two of the women watching, far more than the coveted prize is at stake. For Pia of the Tolomei, the most beautiful woman in Siena, the Palio is her last hope of escaping a violent marriage. For Violante de Medici, it marks the start of what her enemies intend to be her last month as governess of the city. Isolated in her palace, surrounded by conspirators, she must find the courage to uncover a plot that threatens her very existence. The trumpets sound. And into the piazza rides an unknown horseman, clad in the colours of the Tower contrada. What he does during the race will not only change the lives of Pia and Violante, but alter the course of the Medici dynasty itself.

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ISBN: 9781848545625
Publication date: 23/04/2011
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848545625
Publication date: 23rd April 2011
Author: Marina Fiorato
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato is the author of The Glassblower of Murano and The Madonna of the Almonds. Her novels have been published in over 14 countries around the world. She lives in Hampstead, London, with her husband and two children.

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