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SARAH DUNANT : IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY

Sarah Dunant

1502 and Renaissance Italy is in turmoil. Backed by the money and wily power of his ageing father Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia is soaring like a military comet, carving out a state for the Borgia dynasty. From Florence, a young diplomat, one Niccolo Machiavelli, is sent to shadow him to keep track of the danger. While many tremble in the presence of this brilliant unscrupulous man, Machiavelli is entranced and the relationship he forges with Cesare allows him – and us – to witness history in the making.

Sarah Dunant is the novelist of the Italian renaissance. In ‘In the Name of the Family’, as in ‘Blood and Beauty’, she sweeps away the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family; passionate, brutal, complex and glorious, holding up a mirror to the moment of history that bred them.

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For Blood & Beauty ‘A wonderful novel – taking you deep into the world of Renaissance passion and the Renaissance papacy. Part of me was happily lost in the time travel, part of me repeatedly struck by how vividly ancient Rome met modern Rome, and how the city of history came to life’ Mary BeardName of the family