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Three talented women – narrator, author and protagonist – join forces for this captivating historical novel, The portrait of marriage, set in Renaissance Italy. AudioFile host Jo Reed and Robin Whitten discuss this award-winning historic audiobook over headphones about Florence’s Lucrezia de’ Medici. Lucrezia married Duke Alfonso d’Este of Ferrara in 1559, when she was 15. Geneviève Gaunt’s captivating performance illuminates the suspenseful tale like gold leaf on a beautiful manuscript. Author Maggie O’Farrell, author of the award-winning book Hamnetdelivers his afterword explaining his novelistic modifications to the few historical facts available.