‘Just as Mantel humanized… the brilliant, villainous Thomas Cromwell, Dunant transforms the blackhearted Borgias and the conniving courtiers and cardinals of Renaissance Europe into fully rounded characters, brimming with life and lust’ – New York Times
‘Dunant brings fifteenth century Italian cities vividly alive – the lawlessness and violence, the diseased and damaged bodies, the debauchery and corpses… an intelligent and passionate book’ – Sunday Times
‘Gripping . . . a must-read’ – Daily Mail
Published today in paperback
Sarah’s book, The Birth of Venus, is to be published in Italian by Neri Pozza. It will be out in September.
Marlborough Festival Sunday 28 September, 2pm £8. A Blood & Beauty event Internationally bestselling writer Sarah Dunant is famous for her Italian historical novels: The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the [...]