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 most recent book was April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici (published in the U.S. by Oxford University Press).  This 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
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...

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