Maggie O’Farrell is brilliant at conjuring a historical setting – as she proved with Hamnet and Shakespearean England. In her new book, The Marriage Portrait she turns to the Florentine court and the Medici family in all their glory. The story follows that of spirited and artistically gifted Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de’ Medici and her marriage to Alfonso d’este, Duke of Ferrara. We were lucky enough to be sent a review copy of the book which we devoured this summer, becoming quickly immersed in a world of palazzos and tigers and oil painted tavolo. We have three copies to give away; enter with the form below before 8th September. Good luck!
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