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Signora Da Vinci

Signora Da Vinci

  • Title: Signora Da Vinci
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  • ISBN : 9780451225801
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 448 pages


Novelist Robin Maxwell delves into the life of Caterina the adventurer, alchemist, and mother of Leonardo da Vinci.Caterina was fifteen years old in 1452 when she bore an illegitimate child in the tiny village of Vinci His name was Leonardo, and he was destined to change the world forever Caterina suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and had no recourse when her Novelist Robin Maxwell delves into the life of Caterina the adventurer, alchemist, and mother of Leonardo da Vinci.Caterina was fifteen years old in 1452 when she bore an illegitimate child in the tiny village of Vinci His name was Leonardo, and he was destined to change the world forever Caterina suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and had no recourse when her boy was taken away from her But no one knew the secrets of her own childhood, nor could ever have imagined the dangerous and heretical scheme she would devise to protect and watch over her remarkable son This is her story


Author Robin Maxwell

Robin Maxwell began writing novels about the historical figures she had been obsessing about since graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Occupational Therapy Her first novel, The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, now in its 24th printing, won two YA awards and has been translated into fourteen languages The Wild Irish an epic tale of Ireland s rebel queen, Grace O Malley closed ou




Signora Da Vinci Reviews (31)

  • What a little gem this book is I stumbled upon it in the library I was drawn to the title and the cover painting I had never heard of the author, but I thought, Why not I am so glad I brought this book home I love historical fiction, and this book is a prime example of historical fiction done well I [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Who was Leonardo da Vinci s Mother That is debatable Historians are pretty sure her name was Caterina, but was she an Arab, a slave or simply a peasant We do know she had Leonardo out of wedlock with a Florentine notary, [..]

  • Maxwell s fanciful tale begins as Caterina, daughter of the local apothecary and secret alchemist , is seduced by well born, up and coming notary Piero da Vinci Piero promises marriage, but backs down when his family forbids it, although they do remove Caterina s son Leonardo to raise in their house [..]

  • 3.5 stars Good historical fiction that tells the back story of Leonardo da Vinci s mother Populated with real people from the era Lorenzo de Medici, Botticelli, Savanarolla, Pope Innocent, etc A good read, and I learned a little about this time and place in history. [..]

  • According to the author s note at the back of this book, there are only 2 known facts about Leonardo da Vinci s mother 1 Her name was Caterina2 Leonardo was taken from her the day after his birth to be raised with his father s familyThat is ALL And yet somehow, Robin Maxwell took these two facts and [..]

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