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Blood And Beauty

(2013)
A novel by

 
Is there a family in history more dazzling, dangerous and notorious than the Borgias?

Rooted in the brutal and corrupt world of 15th-century Italy, Blood & Beauty opens with Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, clever and charismatic, buying his way to the papal crown. In this he is not unusual. Neither is the fact that he has illegitimate children. What does mark him is his blood; he is a Spaniard in a country run by established Italian families. To thrive, he must create his own dynasty using the papacy and his family as the building blocks of power. His son Cesare, fearless and calculating (later immortalized in Machiavelli's The Prince), provides the driving energy and the muscle. His daughter Lucrezia is their marriage tool. Aged twelve when the novel opens, she finds herself a bride to no fewer than three husbands-all before the age of twenty. Hers is a journey from pawn to political player.

With the high-wire tension of a political thriller, this portrait of power and its personal costs is the most thrilling family saga to come out of Italy since The Godfather. In Dunant's skillful hands, the Borgias emerge not as the poisoning sexual monsters of popular myth, but in all their ruthless determination and complex humanity.

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4104-6111-4 / 978-1-4104-6111-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4000-6929-7 / 978-1-4000-6929-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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July 2013 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Blood And Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4434-0644-9 / 978-1-4434-0644-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: Blood and Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4713-3626-3 / 978-1-4713-3626-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blood & Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-742-5 / 978-1-84408-742-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blood And Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4434-3268-7 / 978-1-4434-3268-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-59413-692-0 / 978-1-59413-692-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood & Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-745-X / 978-1-84408-745-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood and Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-8129-8161-8 / 978-0-8129-8161-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood and Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4713-3627-1 / 978-1-4713-3627-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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November 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blood And Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4434-0645-7 / 978-1-4434-0645-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood & Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-744-1 / 978-1-84408-744-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-385-39340-7 / 978-0-385-39340-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-385-39342-3 / 978-0-385-39342-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood & Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood & Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood And Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Blood and Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood & Beauty
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Virago
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