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The Sins of the Lion
Historical fiction set in Renaissance Italy. From the moment he saw her offered on the trading block, he longed to possess her. Il Leone, the Prince, whose wife's icy bearing carried noble blood but little affection, yearned for passion, and he found it in a slave. . .
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Stein and Day
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Annette Motley lives in London. She has a degree in English and Philosophy and was a teacher. Her writing career began with short stories and serials for women's magazines, financially supported by teaching, waitressing, market research and two months in a cotton wool factory.More about Annette Motley...