Stravaganza: City Of Flowers by Mary Hoffman
  

Stravaganza: City Of Flowers

Written by Mary Hoffman
Part of the Stravaganza Series

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Sky is a time traveller (a stravagante) and through his eyes but through two different worlds; his own and a parallel one he and his fellow stravaganti must resolve tensions between rival families which threaten to destroy everything held dear.

Below is a list of the Stavaganza series books to date in order of publication. Just click on a title to find out more.

1) City of Masks

4) City of Secrets
5) City of Ships
6) City of Swords

Synopsis

Stravaganza: City Of Flowers by Mary Hoffman

Sequel to "City of Masks" and "City of Stars", the narrative moves to the Talian equivalent of the city of Florence, where beauty and danger walk - as ever - hand in hand. The focus this time is on the new Stravagante, Sky, whose talisman is an ornate and delicate blue glass bottle. Sky is propelled right into the midst of a deadly feud between the di Chimici and Nucci families, who think nothing of sliding a knife between a man's ribs for revenge. A breathtaking and thrilling drama with a very special kind of magic, continuing the stories of Luciano, Arianna, Rodolfo, Falco and Georgia, which fans will sieze upon with glee.

Find out more about the thrilling Stravaganza novels: click here for the series website and here for author Mary Hoffman's own webpage !

Reviews

'A baroque thriller about art, murder, love and family. Gorgeously produced, these books are a joy to hold as well as read.' The Times

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family, was among Junior Education 's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Mary lives in Oxfordshire.

You can read her contributions to The History Girls blog by clicking here.

Mary Hoffman's Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me:



I didn't change my surname when I got married.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a garage mechanic.

My husband is half-Indian. His mother was a Parsee, born in Bangalore.

I am learning Italian and would love to have a house in Italy.

I never wear or own anything blue.

Photo by Jess Barber (©Jess Barber)

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Format

Paperback
496 pages

Author

Mary Hoffman
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Author's Website

www.maryhoffman.co.uk

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

7th July 2008

ISBN

9780747595717

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