I, Mona Lisa

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In Leonardo da Vinci’s studio, bursting with genius imagination, towering commissions and needing patrons, as well as discontented muses, friends and rivals, sits the painting of the Mona Lisa. For 500 tumultuous years, amid a whirlwind of power, money, intrigue, the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo is sought after and stolen. Over the centuries, few could hear her voice, but now she is ready to tell her own story, in her own word – a tale of rivalry, murder and heartbreak. Weaving through the years, she takes us from the dazzling world of Florentine studios to the French courts at Fontainbleau and Versailles, and into the 20th century.

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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR

‘A beautifully written, literary tour-de-force’ John Ironmonger, author of Not Forgetting the Whale

‘A wonderfully written story of art, but also of obsession, friendship and love – I absolutely adored this novel’ Jillian Cantor

The Mona Lisa has hung in the Louvre for over two-hundred years. She has watched alone in silence as millions of people have admired her behind the glass.

Now, she is finally ready to tell her own story.

Over five centuries, from da Vinci’s bustling Florentine studio to the opulent French court, Mona will be desired, stolen, heartbroken, curious, furious, and above all, she will be heard.

‘Solomons’ prose is lyrical and her detail immense. No longer can I look at the Mona Lisa without hearing her. But more, now I know her’ PRESS ASSOCIATION

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Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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