The Daughter of Siena - Marina Fiorato (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780312609580
Department
Books
Released
10 May 2011
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Marina Fiorato
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
St Martins Pr
Language
English
Number of Pages
387
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 32mm (363g)

Annotation

  • Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena.

Summary

Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena....
It's 1729, and the Palio, a white-knuckle horse race, is soon to be held in the heart of the peerless Tuscan city of Siena. But the beauty and pageantry masks the deadly rivalry that exists among the city's districts. Each ward, represented by an animal symbol, puts forth a rider to claim the winner's banner, but the contest turns citizens into tribes and men into beasts—and beautiful, headstrong, young Pia Tolomei is in love with a rider of an opposing ward, an outsider who threatens the shaky balance of intrigue and influence that rules the land.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
Library Subject 1
Horse racing; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Young women; Italy; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
English Historical Fiction
Dewey Classification
823/.92