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Inhaltsangabe: Set in Renaissance Florence, this fantasy retelling of the life of Catherine de' Medici is as beautiful and as richly magical as the works of the great artists who people its pages. When Catherine was born, she was the sole legitimate heir to a great fortune and great power. But her father had died before she was born, and her mother died only a few weeks afterward, leaving the child to the guardianship of the pope and the fosterage of servants. From this beginning, Roessner tells an intimate story, of the servant families of the Medici who practice the secret magics of the kitchen and hearth. The Befanini family is bound to the Medici by blood and oaths, through children born on the wrong side of the blanket, recognized but not legitimate. Thomas, the son of Catherine's foster mother, is bound particularly to Catherine by magic and love, for he is destined to become Catherine's chef, and to that end he is not only taught the arts of the kitchen but is apprenticed out to a sculptor, and befriended by the great Michelangelo. But war intervenes in the charted courses of these children, and in the struggles between the pope and the German emperor and the city of Florence itself, their futures - and their very lives - are set at risk.
Rezension: The Befanini family rules the kitchens of the de Medici and their allies, serving well by fortifying their patrons' reputations and influence with all the power that a brilliant meal can supply. Young Ginevra Befanini serves more directly as companion and confidante to Caterina de Medici, while Ginevra's brother Tommaso is learning his family's craft and enhancing it with his own ideas and talents. The political forces of Renaissance Florence pull and push at them; plague stalks them; and other alien forces move through the kitchens and the city, menacing Caterina and her friends.
Historically precise, culinarily evocative (at the very least, have some pan di campagna and olives on hand as you read), and fantastically inventive, Michaela Roessner's writing will sweep you into the mazelike streets of Florence and the ominous tension of sorcerous conflict.
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP16116544
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72627946
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92383420
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2753714667
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0812550145I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0812550145I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0812550145I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0812550145I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. No marks but there is shelf wear and creasing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14871
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002276733