“The Birth of Venus” by Sarah Dunant

Birth of VenusThe story of the Birth of Venus is set in the late 15th century in Florence, Italy. The story starts with a young girl of fifteen, Alessandra Cecchi and her life living in an aristocratic house but in love with a painter. She is married off at a young age to a much older man. The novel is an excellent look at Florence during the Renaissance, its art, politics and religion. Published in 2003.

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