His last Duchess

I've read yet another book. I bought this one too when I was in Firenze a month ago, and they say that you should never judge a book by it's cover, but -hello- that's basically what you do, almost every time :)
I found this one in the store, and from the first glance and from the title, I thought it might be about the 16th-17th century England, but no. It was yet another book about the Medici's.
So I just had to buy it.

The book tells the story about Lucrezia Medici who at the age of 16, marries the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso the second.
It's about two people who actually excisted, and the plot of the story has actually happend, and the book gives you a hint of their everyday life behind the scenes and facade of being Duke and Duchess. A non-conceiving Duchess, a violent, jealous Duke, infidelity, prostitutes, servants, painters, conspiracy, murder and Love. This is first and foremost a great love story.

I'm awed by the power of stories like this. And when you know that the people in the book has really excisted, you know the outcome of the story, and you know and have actually been to the places in the book, it makes it that much more "real".   I forced my friend to read it as well, we'll see if she feels the same way after reading it.

There was a guy at work asking me the other day, how I ever find time to read a book?!? I run a store and a company, I work out, I spend time with friends and family, I design jewelry, I travel, I have a million things to do each day.
Well, it's all about how you plan your day.
And when it comes to reading books like the ones I've been telling ya'll about....There's always time! ;)




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Jeanette

Jeanette

28, Oslo

Jeg er utdannet Gullsmed, og har videreutdannet meg som Edelstensfatter i Firenze, Italia. Jeg er veldig interessert i historie, spesielt middelalder & renessansen. Jeg spiller (mye) golf, og drømmer om å kjøpe et torp på Hedmarken, med solsvidde, laftede hus, med gress på taket, ha verksted i stabburet og bake mitt eget brød. <3

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