We are very pleased to be hosting a giveaway of Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell. Over the next few weeks we are hoping to have a guest post from Robin, and also an interview with her!
Here's the blurb:
Following the "absolutely superb"(Diane Haeger, author of The Secret Bride) Mademoiselle Boleyn, novelist Robin Maxwell delves into the life of Caterina-the adventurer, alchemist, and mother of Leonardo da Vinci.
Caterina was fifteen years old in 1452 when she bore an illegitimate child in the tiny village of Vinci. His name was Leonardo, and he was destined to change the world forever.
Caterina suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and had no recourse when her boy was taken away from her. But no one knew the secrets of her own childhood, nor could ever have imagined the dangerous and heretical scheme she would devise to protect and watch over her remarkable son. This is her story.
We have heard really good things about this book and we are looking forward to reading it soon. In order to enter the contest, we would like you to leave a comment about the best historical fiction you have read recently, in other words, the historical fiction book that we here at Historical Tapestry should have heard of.
Leave a comment, along with an email address if there is not one in your profile, before 27 January, and we will randomly select a winner. If we have not heard back from the winners within 5 days we will redraw another name to send the prize to.
Please note that this contest is open to all, regardless of where you live!