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Dianne Hales

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Ever since I was a girl, I had only one career goal: to write for a living. And so I have--more than a thousand articles for national publications, 15 trade books, 24 editions of the leading college health textbook.

Along the way I fell--madly, gladly, giddily--in love with Italian. Years of passionate study led to LA BELLA LINGUA: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language, which in turn led to many delightful consequences. Most unexpected: being knighted by the President of Italy!

My research in Florence led me to intriguing clues about the real woman in Leonardo da Vinci's iconic portrait, Mona (Madame) Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo. My new book, MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED, tells the story of Florence's most famous...more


Mona lisa with legs


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She’s one of the most famous – and famously mocked – women in history. The notorious painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been modified to show Mona Lisa doing everything from smoking a cigar or drinking a beer to taking a selfie. And even when the painting is being adored by the 9 million who flock to the Louvre each year to see the 77x53cm...

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Dianne Hales Frances wrote: "I thought Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend and her The Story of a New Name were brilliant. I bought the as-yet untranslated third volume of the trilogy in Italian. Storia di chi fugue e di chi ..."

Frances wrote: "I thought Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend and her The Story of a New Name were brilliant. I bought the as-yet untranslated third volume of the trilogy in Italian. Storia di chi fugue e di chi ..."

I agree and I look forward to the other two volumes. You've inspired me: I want to go back and read My Brilliant Friend in Italian!


Frances Mayes I thought Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend and her The Story of a New Name were brilliant. I bought the as-yet untranslated third volume of the trilogy in Italian. Storia di chi fugue e di chi resta. It's difficult for me!


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