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His Last Duchess

by Gabrielle Kimm

Little, Brown And Company | October 13, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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When sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de'' Medici marries the fifth Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d''Este, she imagines life with her handsome husband will be idyllic. But little does she know that he is a very complicated man. The marriage is fraught with difficulties from the start, and, as time passes, Lucrezia becomes increasingly alienated.

For Alfonso, the pressure mounts as the Vatican threatens to reclaim his title should the couple remain unable to produce an heir. Only his lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury. But Alfonso''s growing resentment towards his duchess soon becomes unbearable, and he begins to plot an unthinkable way to escape his problems.

Originally inspired by a Robert Browning poem, His Last Duchess gorgeously brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a story you are unlikely to forget for a long time.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: October 13, 2010

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0751544507

ISBN - 13: 9780751544503

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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His Last Duchess

by Gabrielle Kimm

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: October 13, 2010

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0751544507

ISBN - 13: 9780751544503

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When sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de'' Medici marries the fifth Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d''Este, she imagines life with her handsome husband will be idyllic. But little does she know that he is a very complicated man. The marriage is fraught with difficulties from the start, and, as time passes, Lucrezia becomes increasingly alienated.

For Alfonso, the pressure mounts as the Vatican threatens to reclaim his title should the couple remain unable to produce an heir. Only his lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury. But Alfonso''s growing resentment towards his duchess soon becomes unbearable, and he begins to plot an unthinkable way to escape his problems.

Originally inspired by a Robert Browning poem, His Last Duchess gorgeously brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a story you are unlikely to forget for a long time.

About the Author

Gabrielle Kimm is the author of The Courtesan''s Lover, Playing a Dangerous Game and The Girl With the Painted Face, all published by Sphere. She lives in rural West Sussex, and teaches English part-time at a small performing arts school.

Website: www.gabriellekimm.co.uk
Twitter: @gabrielle_kimm
Facebook: Gabrielle Kimm

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Fascinating . . . A gripping read, set against a backdrop of danger and treachery-Star magazine
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