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About The Book:
An irresistible insight into the world through the eyes of the most famous painting of all time
Listen to my history. My adventures are worth hearing. I have lived many lifetimes and been loved by emperors, kings and thieves.
I have survived kidnap and assault. Revolution and two world wars. But this is also a love story. And the story of what we will do for those we love. In Leonardo da Vinci's studio, bursting with genius imagination, towering commissions and needling patrons, as well as discontented muses, friends and rivals, sits the painting of the Mona Lisa. For five hundred 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 words - 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 Fontainebleau and Versailles, and into the Twentieth Century. I, Mona Lisa is a deliciously vivid, compulsive and illuminating story about the lost and forgotten women throughout history.
About The Author
Natasha Solomons is the author of five internationally bestselling novels, including Mr Rosenblum’s List, The Novel in the Viola, which was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and The Gallery of Vanished Husbands.
Natasha lives in Dorset with her son, daughter and her husband, the children’s author, David Solomons with whom she also writes screenplays. Her novels have been translated into 17 languages.
Praise for Natasha’s previous books:
‘Brims with passion and skilfully evokes a bygone era… a beautifully written tale’ The Times
'A treat of a book’ Guardian
‘This brilliant novel is infused with empathy and humour. I adored it.' Irish Examiner