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The Botticelli Secret

(2010)
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In this exhilarating cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Birth of Venus, an irrepressible young woman in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after stumbling upon a deadly secret when she serves as a model for Botticelli...

When part-time model and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra is asked by one of her most exalted clients to pose for a painter friend, she doesn't mind serving as the model for the central figure of Flora in Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece "Primavera." But when the artist dismisses her without payment, Luciana impulsively steals an unfinished version of the painting--only to find that somone is ready to kill her to get it back.

What could possibly be so valuable about the picture? As friends and clients are slaughtered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never desired her beauty, novice librarian Brother Guido. Fleeing Venice together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine cities of Renaissance Italy, pursued by ruthless foes who are determined to keep them from decoding the painting's secrets.

Gloriously fresh and vivid, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is an irresistible blend of history, wit, and suspense.

 
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Botticelli Secret
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-84854-798-6 / 978-1-84854-798-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Botticelli Secret
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-905636-80-6 / 978-1-905636-80-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BEAUTIFUL BOOKS
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Botticelli Secret (Reading Group Gold)
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 0-312-60636-2 / 978-0-312-60636-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Botticelli Secret
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Botticelli Secret (Reading Group Gold)
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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