Book of the Week

The Princess of Mantua

Set in the 15th-century, Marie Ferranti's international bestseller follows the life of Barbara von Brandenburg who becomes the Princess of Mantua after marrying Ludovico Gonzaga. 

When the prince returns victorious from his campaigns his wife must deal with a series of calamities and sadnesses, against the backdrop of one of the most refined courts in Europe.

Ferranti's award-winning docu-fiction is based on a series of letters between Barbara and her cousin Maria.

Available for €14.50 from the Almost Corner Bookshop, Via del Moro 45, tel. 065836942.