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Lauro Martines

A distinguished historian of the Italian Renaissance and former professor of European History at UCLA, Lauro Martines has written a number of nonfiction books about the Renaissance. His recent books include April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici (published in the U.S. by Oxford University Press). Loredana is his first novel. He and his wife, novelist Julia O'Faolain, lived in Florence for years and now reside in London.

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Lauro Martines
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

A dark, riveting tale of love, politics, and religion in sixteenth-century Venice--the embodiment of Leonardo da Vinci's ideal city.

In early sixteenth-century Italy, two lovers, Loredana...

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