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Leonardo and the Death Machine

(2005)
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Adventure thriller set in Renaissance Italy starring Leonardo da Vinci as a young apprentice who witnesses a murder and becomes involved in a plot to take over the city. LEONARDO'S FLIGHT is first and foremost a thriller, set against the background of Renaissance Italy. However, the Leonardo of the title is in fact Leonardo da Vinci. This is a totally fictional adventure, but it COULD have happened. When we first meet Leonardo we find him apprenticed to a successful artist in Florence. But although he yearns to be a great artist himself, he's rather disillusioned with his apprenticeship, which has made him more of an errand boy than an art student. Then, when an impromptu street football match ends in an arm injury for his friend Sandro (whom history will know as Botticelli), Leonardo leaps at the opportunity to help out the unfortunate painter who has been commissioned to paint a portrait for the rich Medici family. Little does our young hero know that soon he will be dragged into murder and intrigue, and will be fleeing for his life!

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leonardo and the Death Machine
Author(s): Robert J Harris
ISBN: 0-00-719423-4 / 978-0-00-719423-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Leonardo and the Death Machine
Author(s): Robert J Harris
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU