Madonna of the Seven Hills: (Lucrezia Borgia)

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Random House, Feb 15, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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One of history's most captivating true stories - the scandal-filled life of Lucrezia Borgia.

In a castle in the mountains outside Rome, Lucrezia Borgia is born into history's most notorious family. Her father, who is to become Pope Alexander VI, receives his first daughter warmly, and her brothers, Cesare and Giovanni, are devoted to her. But on the corrupt and violent streets of the capital the Borgia family are feared, and Lucrezia's father causes scandal, living up to his reputation of 'most carnal man of his age'.

As Lucrezia matures into a beautiful young woman, her brothers are ever more protective and become fierce rivals for her attention. Amid glorious celebrations their father becomes Pope, and shortly after Lucrezia is married - but as Borgias the lives of the Pope's children are destined to be marred by scandal and tragedy, and it's a fate that Lucrezia cannot hope to escape ...

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

The novel opens just before Lucrezia’s birth in 1480 and continues through to 1498. The core of the story is her relationship with her father and two of her brothers, and of those brothers’ mutual ... Read full review

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User Review  - tina1969 - LibraryThing

Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and sister of Cesare and Giovanni, are all part of a feared family. This account is of the early life of Lucrezia as she matures into a young woman ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

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