By Barbara Quick
Alessandra is desirous to escape.
Desperate to flee her stepmother, who is locked her away for a 12 months; to flee the cloister that awaits her and the wedding plans which have been made for her; to flee the expectancies that restrict her and each different lady in fourteenth-century Italy. there is not any tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her willing intelligence and unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her desires, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled basically through the risks she faces. Disguised and by myself in a urban of spies and students, Alessandra will discover a love she couldn't foresee -- and a permanent fame.
In this beautiful imagining of the centuries-old tale of Alessandra Giliani, the world's first lady anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara quickly offers readers the drama, romance, and wealthy historic aspect for which she is named she shines a gentle on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
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