Renaissance

The Nostradamus Prophecy

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2009

Genres:

Adventure

Sixteenth-century France, a country divided by sectarian hatred: Protestant Huguenots versus Catholics. The weak King Charles is ruled by his mother, the formidable ...Read Review

The Smile

By Donna Jo Napoli - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The Smile is the next title in Donna Jo Napoli’s growing list of young adult novels. Many of her previous retellings offered ...Read Review

Apology For The Woman Writing

By Jenny Diski - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

France in the 16th century. Marie de Gournay is a self-educated “difficult” child whose life is centred in her dead father’s library ...Read Review

Garlands of Gold

By Rosalind Laker - Published 2008

Genres:

Romance

Set in 17th-century Rotterdam, this is the tale of Saskia, a lady’s maid to a wealthy merchant’s wife. Saskia’s real ...Read Review

The Courtier’s Secret

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureRomance

In 1682, the Court of Versailles is in its heyday. The reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, is at its zenith. Secrecy, intrigue ...Read Review

In The Shadow of the Sun King

By Golden Keyes Parsons - Published 2008

Genres:

Inspirational

Madeleine Clavell is devastated when her estate is overtaken by the king’s dragoons. As a Huguenot in Catholic France, she hides her ...Read Review

Sovereigns of the Sea: The Quest to Build the Perfect Renaissance Battleship

By Angus Konstam - Published 2008

Genres:

NauticalNonfiction

The large and heavily armed “ship of the line” or “battleship” played a central role in naval history from early times to the ...Read Review

The Medici Seal

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2007

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Italy 1502. A young gypsy boy, fleeing from a brigand, is rescued by Leonardo da Vinci, and becomes part of his household. He calls ...Read Review

Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo De’Medici

By Miles J. Unger - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Few time periods in the European past are as captivating as the Renaissance, and few characters from this world are as fascinating as ...Read Review

Isabella De’ Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess

By Caroline P. Murphy - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Charming, amusing, intelligent and immensely wealthy, the beautiful Isabella de’ Medici strutted her stuff centre stage as an indulged star of the most ...Read Review