So says Niccolo Machiavelli, the smart, young Florentine diplomat with a ringside seat on the rise and fall of history’s most deadly and charismatic family – the Borgias.
Sarah Dunant is THE novelist of the Italian renaissance. In In the Name of the Family – as in Blood and Beauty – she sweeps away the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family; passionate, brutal, complex and glorious, holding up a mirror to the moment of history that bred them.
Coming soon . . .
Sarah Dunant has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Point of View throughout April and May this year, discussing a variety of subjects from an historical look at avarice to floods in Florence’s history Listen to the episodes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qng8/episodes/player