In 1797, Lucia, a beautiful statesman's daughter was married off to a powerful Venetian, only to be caught up in the turbulence of Napoleon's march. This is her story, from dazzling young hostess in Habsburg Vienna, lady-in-waiting at the court of Prince Eugene de Beauharnais in Milan, single mother in Paris during the fall of Napoleon's Empire to Byron's hard-fisted landlady during the poet's stay in Venice.
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(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
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Author Biography - Andrea di Robilant
Andrea di Robilant was born in Rome in 1957, and studied history and international politics. He has worked as a journalist all his life, in Europe, the US and Latin America. His previous book, A Venetian Affair, was published to great acclaim in 2004. He lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.