By Barbara Quick
Alessandra is eager to escape.
Desperate to flee her stepmother, who is locked her away for a yr; 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 prepared intelligence and unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her desires, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled in simple terms through the hazards she faces. Disguised and by myself in a urban of spies and students, Alessandra will discover a love she couldn't foresee -- and an everlasting 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 old element for which she is called she shines a mild on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
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A Golden Web by Barbara Quick