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Win a copy of Maggie O’Farrells The Marriage Portrait!

The Marriage Portrait

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The Marriage Portrait is the new novel from the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 winner Maggie O’Farrell is coming this August and we couldn’t be more excited!

To celebrate we’ve teamed up with our friends at Headline Books to give away an advanced proof copy to one lucky reader.

In The Marriage Portrait O’Farrell paints as evocative a picture of Renaissance Italy as she did Shakespearean England in Hamnet, as Cosimo de’ Medici’s third daughter learns to navigate an opaque Florentine court and an enigmatic new husband.

About the book:

Winter, 1561. Lucrezia, Duchess of Ferrara, is taken on an unexpected visit to a country villa by her husband, Alfonso. As they sit down to dinner it occurs to Lucrezia that Alfonso has a sinister purpose in bringing her here. He intends to kill her.

Lucrezia is sixteen years old, and has led a sheltered life locked away inside Florence’s grandest palazzo. Here, in this remote villa, she is entirely at the mercy of her increasingly erratic husband.

What is Lucrezia to do with this sudden knowledge? What chance does she have against Alfonso, ruler of a province, and a trained soldier? How can she ensure her survival.

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