Sarah Dunant

Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant

Blood & Beauty

“The more outrage the better. That way people will fear us while we are alive and never – ever – forget us when we are dead…”

‘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

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