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The marriage portrait / Maggie O'Farrell.

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  • ISBN: 9780593635322
  • ISBN: 0593635329
  • Physical Description: 500 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo - free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings and devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her wedding to the ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight - the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father just as quick to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now enter an unfamiliar court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her new husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appeared to be before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble? As Lucrezia sits in constricting finery for a painting intended to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court's eyes, she has one duty - to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess's future hangs entirely in the balance.
Subject: Medici, Lucrezia de', 1545-1561 > Fiction.
Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Modena, 1591-1644 > Fiction.
Florence (Italy) > History > 1421-1737 > Fiction.
Large type books
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 4 current holds with 15 total copies.
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Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted LP FIC OFARREL (Text) 33750000082621 Adult Fiction Large Type On holds shelf -
Bethel Public Library LT OFARRELL (Text) 34030148511014 Adult Large Type Available -
Brookfield Library F/OFARRELL LARGE PRINT (Text) 34029150697745 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 10/07/2023
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC O'Farrell LP (Text) 33620153745316 Adult Large Type Checked out 10/10/2023
Milford Public Library O'FARRELL Maggie (Text) 34013150764606 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 10/14/2023
Norfolk Library LP FIC OFA (Text) 36058010306500 Adult Large Type Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield LP FIC OFA (Text) 36123153046428 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 10/10/2023
Oxford Public Library LP FIC O'FARRELL (Text) 33530154699182 Adult New Large Type Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch FIC OFARRELL LT ED (Text) 34025147539511 Adult Large Type Checked out 10/10/2023
Ridgefield Library LP F O'FARRELL (Text) 34010154191877 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 10/10/2023

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