THE GREATEST ARTIST OF HIS TIME. AN APPRENTICE WITH A LARCENOUS HEART AND AN AVERSION TO THE TRUTH. A YOUNG DUTCHESS WHOSE PLAIN FACE BELIES HER BEAUTIFUL SOUL. Could the complex ways these three lives intertwine hold the key to a historical riddle as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa's smile --... read more
“"Yeah?" He said, "Who does he think he is, falling in love with his wife. We discovered her first."”Salai
“"In Mantua 'Isabella says' is one word. We call her 'Isabellasays.' In Mantua, we do not allow the fair Duchess Isabellasays in the sun without an umbrella; we fear that she will get a sunburned tongue."”Salai
“She moved her lips in a pattern that was easy to read, "Tell Matello to go home." Then out loud she added, "Would you do that for me please, Salai?" "Certainly, my lady." Salai turned to Matello and said, "The Duchess Beatrice no longer needs you. She would like you to return to your mistress, the Duchess Isabellasays, and tell her that her sister, Beatrice, misses her very much, as much as a person with chicken pox misses the measles." The dwarf looked from Salai to Beatrice and back again. Beatrice said, "You translated very well, Salai."”Beatrice and Salai
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