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Part art history and part political intrigue, this book is great fun. Before commissioned to fresco the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo was largely known as a master sculptor. The author not only sheds light on the creation of one of the world’s greatest art masterpieces,  he also reveals the strained relationship between the artist and Pope Julius II.

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If you like Italian settings, try Magdalen Nabb’s gripping story.  “Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia, a Sicilian officer…stationed in Florence, is faced with the horrendous kidnapping for ransom of a lovely Contessa.” – publisher’s description 

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