She was the most beautiful girl Arnaldo had ever seen.
In Renaissance Florence, a young painter visits Lorenzo de Medici's palace to paint his beautiful daughter, Alessandra.
In present-day Italy, Maria, a young English girl, is drawn to an unremarkable painting but begins to discover an extraordinary picture underneath.
Why is the painter secretly armed with a dagger? What dark event ties him to the Medici's bloody past?
Centuries later, Maria is determined to uncover an ancient mystery of love, power and bitter feuds that still burns in the present...
This is a used copy in good condition with some light, general wear, including minor lifting to the corners of the cover.
By Matt Chamings. Paperback. 314 pages. Published by Faber & Faber, 2007.