David

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Review

It’s 1501 and Gabriele, a naïve yet handsome young man, arrives penniless in Florence hoping to find work. He never dreams that soon he will be discovered as the model for Michelangelo’s David and become embroiled in the dangerous politics and rivalries of Florence, full of murder and intrigue.

This is a rich and colourful tale full of excitement. It is easy to read and well researched, the characters are totally believable and Renaissance Florence is vividly brought to life, with great art and political machinations combining to create a thrilling read. Fans of historical fiction will lap it up as will older readers who just love a good story!

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