In the Stacks Episode 40: The Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato

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"Luciana is the most beautiful prostitute in all of Renaissance-era Florence, and she’s mostly proud of the fact. An orphan raised by nuns, she ran away and chose her current life and the privileges and freedom that being wanted by men give her. When one of her patrons asks her to pose for Botticelli’s famous painting Primavera, she gladly accepts.

"The sitting takes a turn when the painter verbally abuses her. She gets her revenge by stealing a miniature copy of the painting she finds hidden in the studio. Someone doesn’t like that she took it, however, and the next thing she knows her roommate and her lover are dead. Luciana goes to the only person she knows can help, Brother Guido, a monk in training.

"Together, they flee Florence and soon discover Botticelli’s painting contains secret political intrigue. Then the real adventure begins as they attempt to solve the clues to stay one step ahead of the men who want them dead." —Michelle Z. from In the Stacks.tv


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