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I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
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Jul 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, art
Read from July 12 to 14, 2010

This was the first book I have read by Jeanne Kalogridas and it won't be the last. I really enjoyed this book, which tells the story of the woman behind Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting. So little was known about Lisa Gherardini, Kalogridas was able to position her right in the heart of the intrigues, murders, and religious fanaticism of Florence in the days of Savaronola. I've read quite a few books set during this period, including Sarah Dunant's 'Birth of Venus' and Karen Essex's 'Leonardo's Swans' but each is so different and has such a fresh perspective that it still really fresh and fascinating. A really good, exciting, romantic book.

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