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- DescriptionThe most famous Italian vel, retold for children This marriage is t supposed to happen. Lombardy, 1628, a time of oppressive Spanish occupation of Northern Italy, and of the Thirty Years' War. The young lovers Lorenzo and Lucia, both from peasant families, are planning their wedding. However, the villaius Don Rodrigo has designs on Lucia, and the lovers are forced to flee their village. Their dangerous journey in exile takes them through one of the most dramatic epochs in Italian history, filled with war, famine and plague - will they ever be able to find happiness together?
- Author BiographyUmberto Eco is an Italian writer, philosopher, semiotician and literary critic. In 1980, his novel The Name of the Rose became an internationally acclaimed bestseller, and he has since published numerous novels, children's books and works of non-fiction. Most recently, his novel The Prague Cemetery was shortlisted for the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
- Author(s)Umberto Eco
- PublisherPushkin Children's Books
- Date of Publication13/03/2014
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPushkin Children's Books
- Content NoteFull colour, thoughout
- Weight499 g
- Width194 mm
- Height250 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Illustrator(s)Marco Lorenzetti
- Translated byStephen Sartarelli
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